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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, October 10: Water and the State of Hunger

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Food Security Approximately 12.5 percent of the global population--or…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, September 25: Oceans & Clouds

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Oceans In a new study, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric…
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.
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

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.
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…

Water News: What's Ahead in 2012

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News headlines are often dominated by the big, unexpected events…
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

The Stream, October 12: Biofuels Spur Hunger

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U.S. government support for biofuels and inaction on climate…
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.