Tag Archives: Drought

01 September 19

Somalia: Millions face hunger crisis as climate emergency worsens

Millions of people in Somalia are at risk from severe hunger, aid agencies are warning, as the ongoing climate emergency places increasing pressure on the Horn of Africa nation.

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11 April 19

Somalia: 137,000 people forced to flee their homes this year

More than 137,000 people in Somalia have been forced to flee their homes during the first quarter of 2019, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has said.

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20 March 19

Kenyans express anger over Turkana ‘starvation’ being ignored

Kenyans on social media have accused their government of ignoring drought victims in the north-western Turkana region following reports that at least 10 people have died of hunger.

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12 February 18

Relief Web: 3,000 Rwandan families face hunger due to drought

ReliefWeb says more than 3,000 families in Rwanda’s Eastern Province are facing hunger due to the impact of drought.

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22 January 18

Kenya: UK will stop sending aid to drought-hit areas in 2024

Britain is set to stop sending aid to drought-hit areas in Kenya by 2024, according to the UK’s new international development secretary.

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29 September 17

Ugandan witch doctors sacrificing children in attempt to end drought

Witch doctors in parts of Uganda are sacrificing children in an attempt to bring an end to the country’s worst drought in more than half a century.

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29 August 17

Rwanda: 7 people killed by crocodiles as dry spell continues

At least seven people have been killed by crocodiles on the banks of Nyabarongo River this month, according to locals.

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20 June 17

Kenya: Farmers expect maize shortage to continue

Farmers in Kenya say they’re pessimistic about the country’s maize shortage ending anytime soon, two months ahead of the next harvest.

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15 June 17

Ethiopia corrects reports on food aid shortage

Ethiopia today moved to correct reports suggesting it will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people by the end of June.

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11 June 17

Ethiopia food aid set to run out next month

Ethiopia says will run out of emergency food aid for 7.8 million people affected by drought next month.

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