Worst drought in 40 years hits southern Madagascar

Worst drought in 40 years hits southern Madagascar

Parts of southern Madagascar are under the worst drought conditions since at least 1981. The region is now in its fifth year of drought which wiped out harvests and hampered access to food. In three months to January 2021, there was less than 50% of the normal…

Lake Cuitzeo, the second-largest lake in Mexico dries up

Lake Cuitzeo, the second-largest lake in Mexico dries up

At the end of April 2021, drought conditions were covering 85 percent of Mexico. Numerous lakes and reservoirs have dried up, or are in the process of drying up, including the country's second-largest body of freshwater — Lake Cuitzeo. Before the current…

Somalia bracing for record levels of displacement

Somalia bracing for record levels of displacement

Somalia is preparing for record levels of displacement this year as severe drought grips parts of the country, leaving tens of thousands of people without access to water and livelihood. In 2020, the main driver for displacement was flooding. In 2019, Somalia saw…