Home Tags Drought

Tag: drought

An algorithm predicts how climate change will affect future conflict in...

-
The Horn of Africa, on the eastern coast of the continent, is currently being battered by an intense and sustained drought thanks to which...

Namibia – worst drought in a century

Namibia dam water levels have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the desert nation...

Soldiers to guard Cape Town water points

Soldiers are going to be deployed within weeks in beleaguered Cape Town where Day Zero for water supply looms ever larger on...

Millions across Africa and in Yemen at risk of death from...

-
Warning of increasing risk of mass deaths from starvation in many countries in Africa and in Yemen due to worsening drought and...

Four months before starvation crisis point hits in Yemen and Somalia

-
The world has got just three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as drought...

Somaliland drought “nightmare” and a security threat

-
Prolonged drought in Somaliland has killed between 65 and 80% of the semi-autonomous region's livestock, creating conditions that are "the worst time...

Kenyans burn animal carcasses as drought deepens

-
Villagers in northern Kenya have begun to burn piles of animal carcases, hoping to head off an outbreak of disease as livestock...

Hunger and HIV – a deadly mix for Ugandan children

-
Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs seven kg - a third of the weight of the average child her age. She has been in hospital...

Somali Islamists let drought-hit civilians roam in search of food

-
Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a...

Drought will cut Somalia’s economic growth

-
Somalia's economy is likely to expand by 2-2.5% this year, down from an estimated 3.4% last year, as drought cuts output in...

Prostitution “easiest way out” for Zambia’s drought-stricken farmers

-
Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what...

Tanzania orders herders out of drought-hit national parks

-
Drought-afflicted herders have been ordered to remove their cattle from Tanzania's national parks, where they had moved in a bid to find...

El Niño drought leaves almost a million African children severely malnourished

-
Nearly a million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to drought that is putting millions more...

Bottled water is Harare’s “new gold”

-
The joke in Harare these days is that more people per square metre are drinking bottled water here - in the drought-hit...

Ethiopia seeks donor support to meet drought needs

-
Ethiopia at the weekend urged international donors to offer aid promptly for relief operations to support 10.2 million people critically short of...

U.N. food agency says 14 million face hunger in southern Africa

-
About 14 million people face hunger in Southern Africa because of a drought that has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather...

Kenyan pastoralist clashes kill seven: officials

-
Fighting between pastoralists over grazing land in drought-ravaged northern Kenya killed seven people, the latest in a string of deadly clashes this...

Horn of Africa needs US$103 mln to fight famine -UN

-
The drought-hit Horn of Africa urgently needs an additional US$103 million to rebuild agriculture and fight famine, the United Nations' food agency...

Somali mother sends children back to famine as camps overflow

-
When Somali mother Eblah Sheikh Aden gathered her seven children and set off walking for Ethiopia to find food, she never imagined...

Child “drought brides” sold secretly in Kenya

-
"It's done in the dark," said Fatuma Ahmed, squatting inside her makeshift stick shelter. "Some people sell their daughters at a tender age...

Oxfam slams slow European response to Africa drought

-
Oxfam accused several European governments of "willful neglect" as an US$800 million aid shortfall slowed the international response to the deteriorating drought...

Millions at risk of cholera in Ethiopia

-
Five million people are at risk of cholera in drought-hit Ethiopia, where acute watery diarrhoea has broken out in crowded, unsanitary conditions,...

Kenya cabinet authorises US$100 mln to fight drought

-
Kenya's cabinet said it had authorised an emergency expenditure of nine billion shillings (US$100 million) to buy food for victims of drought...

Worst drought in 60 years hitting Horn of Africa: UN

-
The worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa has sparked a severe food crisis and high malnutrition rates, with...

EU ups Africa drought aid, more needed

-
The European Union sent an extra €24 million ($29 million) of aid to help millions facing hunger across the Sahel region of...

About 10 million at risk of food crisis across West Africa

-
Almost 10 million people across the Sahel region of West Africa are threatened with a severe food shortage, international aid agency Oxfam...

Somalia faces humanitarian crisis in 2010

-
War-torn and drought-ravaged Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis with no funding so far raised or pledged for next year for food,...