Drought

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45 million people across Southern Africa face hunger following natural disasters and economic disarray

45 million people in the 16-nation Southern African Development Community are facing worsening hunger following calamities such as drought and flooding, as well as economic disarray, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said on Thursday, January 16, 2020. ...

January 23, 2020

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Worst drought in 40 years turns tap water saline, impacts health and agriculture, Thailand

Thailand is experiencing its worst drought in 40 years, causing tap water to turn saline as the water level at Chao Phraya River-- a major water source-- dropped too low to keep seawater out. According to authorities, the dry spell is also affecting water for...

January 17, 2020

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Widespread destruction, 41 people dead after heavy rains hit Angola

Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3, 2020, caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead. According to Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho, capital city Luanda is among the worst-hit areas. The event follows severe regional drought...

January 10, 2020

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2019 among Eastern Cape's worst rainfall years in 120 years; extreme flood overdue and should be expected, South Africa

The Port Elizabeth office of the South African Weather Service released the official rainfall figures for 2019, and it showed that the western half of the Eastern Cape province suffered from one of the worst rainfall years in 120 years, with almost every station...

January 07, 2020

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Drought kills over 72 000 heads of cattle in Cunene Province, Angola

At least 72 473 heads of cattle died between April and December this year in Cunene Province, Angola, due to water and pasture shortage that resulted from the drought that struck the region, according to Agencia Angola Press (Angop). The data was released to Angop...

December 26, 2019

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After drought and severe flooding, Somalia sees worst locust outbreak in 25 years

Desert locusts have been destroying massive swaths of crops and grazing lands in Somalia in its worst invasion in 25 years, the United Nations food agency said on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, adding that the infestation is likely to spread further. The nation...

December 22, 2019

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Extreme weather leaves 45 million at risk of severe food shortages, Southern Africa

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) reported that more than 11 million people are already suffering emergency levels of food shortages in nine Southern African countries, and the figures are expected to catapult to 45 million over the...

December 18, 2019

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Worst drought in over a century pushes Namibia closer to famine

Dam water levels in Namibia have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the nation closer to famine. On Thursday, December 12, 2019, the environment ministry reported that the drought had caused a third of...

December 15, 2019

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Istanbul's water dam levels fall critically low

Water levels at dams providing water to Istanbul (population 15 million) have reached critically low levels after long periods of inadequate rainfall, according to new data by the Istanbul Water and Sewage Administration (ISKI) on November 15, 2019. This puts the...

November 17, 2019

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Yangtze region under worst drought in 40 years, agro-production severely affected, China

The middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River in China are now suffering from its most severe drought in 40 years. The ministry in charge of handling natural disasters said that the drought had delayed rapeseed planting in the region. Furthermore, the total...

November 12, 2019

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Over 52 million face hunger crisis due to extreme weather in Africa

More than 52 million in 18 countries across Africa are experiencing up to crisis levels of starvation due to weather extremes worsened by poverty and conflict, according to Oxfam. Some areas are suffering from the second extreme drought in four years, which was...

November 07, 2019

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Western Australia records second-warmest October and driest month in 40 years

According to data provided by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Western Australia has registered its second-warmest October on record and the driest in 40 years, despite the cool air delivering gusty showers to southwestern parts of the state during the...

November 05, 2019

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Severe drought affects crops and drinking water in east China

A severe drought is plaguing Anhui Province in east China, damaging crops and disrupting drinking water supplies in some of the worst-hit regions, local authorities reported on Friday, November 1, 2019. From August 12 to October 28, the province only received an...

November 04, 2019

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South Africa facing worst drought in 1 000 years

In an interview with news agency eNCA on October 28, 2019, hydrology expert Dr. Gideon Groenewald said South Africa is now experiencing the worst drought in a thousand years. He added that the majority of small towns have already run out of water. Groenewald said...

November 01, 2019

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Hunger levels in Horn of Africa rise as region experiences driest summer in over 35 years

Save the Children raised warning over a major emergency in the Horn of Africa as at least 13 million people will continue to face starvation following poor rainfall that affected crops, livestock, and livelihood. The area is now experiencing its driest summer since...

October 14, 2019

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Worst drought in 60 years kills at least 106 000 farm animals in Chile

Approximately 106 000 farm animals have perished so far due to drought in Chile, reports confirmed on October 5, 2019. This year's dry spell is the country's worst in six decades, leaving crops destroyed and dead animals in the field. According to the...

October 08, 2019

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Worst drought in 90 years hits Namibia, over 61 000 cattle and other livestock perish

Severe drought is affecting Namibia, causing deaths of more than 41 000 cattle over a period of ten months, reports showed on October 3, 2019. Officials describe it as the worst drought in 90 years. More than 60 000 livestock have perished due to extreme drought...

October 03, 2019