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Ethiopia Hunger Reaches Emergency Levels

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Food crisis continues in midst of severe El Nino drought. Photo…

Hunger Spreads in Africa As El Nino Cuts Harvests

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Trifecta of drought, floods, and fighting could set the stage…

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.
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

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.
food price volatility map

Watching World Droughts and Food Stocks

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The world food situation isn’t looking good right now. …
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, May 23: Glacial Floods, Robot Fish, and Missing School for Water

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Chile A glacial lake in Chile's Patagonia region drained for…

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.
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

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…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, October 10: South Sudan's Looming Food Crisis

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South Sudan is facing a climate crisis that threatens to deteriorate…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

Water and Food Security: Somalia Famine Grows, Drought Could Ease

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Meteorologists are hopeful for future rainfall, though they say the current disaster was preventable. The lack of rain, which is also affecting neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, and political instability have tipped Somalia into a food crisis that could persist, even as drought conditions abate.