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Delays in Drought Response Push East Africa Toward Another Food Crisis

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.
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The Stream, April 5: Irrigating Peru’s Desert

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Peru Plans for a $500 million water project in Peru could divert…
Food Shortages Loom Again in Somalia, But Refugees Can’t Escape Water Crisis

Food Shortages Loom Again in Somalia, But Refugees Can’t Escape Water Crisis

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Poor rains have led to crop failures in Somalia, and the threat of food price increases could push parts of the country back into famine. Meanwhile, there is little relief for those who fled to neighboring Kenya, as the refugee camps there are facing water shortages.
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The Stream, August 10: Rain Collapses Section of China's Great Wall

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Rains and Floods Continue in Asia Days of heavy rain caused…
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The Stream, July 6: Hunger Looms in Somalia and Sudan

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aid organizations are warning of a possible famine in Sudan,…

A Precarious Recovery: Food Security Remains Uncertain in the Horn of Africa

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Although a repeat famine is unlikely, the situation in East Africa remains dire despite recent rains.

Food Security: Race to Prevent Famine As Drought and Food Crisis Plague Africa's Sahel

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An estimated 10 million people are struggling with growing food shortages in Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, which have all declared emergencies and appealed for international assistance. Aid agencies and governments are now bracing to reach remote communities before the situation deteriorates into a famine.
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The Stream, March 6: An Essay on Hunger

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Droughts and Floods Today's must-read: Paul Salopek's beautiful,…
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The Stream, March 1: Drought Could Return to the Horn of Africa

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Africa A massive relocation program in Ethiopia is pitting village…
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The Stream, November 23: Shale Gas and Climate Change

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Developing the United Kingdom's shale gas reserves is incompatible…
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Differing Views On North Korea's Food Crisis

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Torrential rains, heavy summer floods, and typhoons have compounded North Korea’s dysfunctional food-distribution system, leaving millions — including many children — in danger of malnutrition, according to some media outlets and humanitarian-aid groups. But others contend that additional analysis is necessary to verify the circumstances.
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The Stream, October 13: Australian MPs Pass Carbon Tax Bill

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Australia's lower house of parliament narrowly passed a historic…