600 large sinkholes open in Turkey’s breadbasket amid worsening drought

600 large sinkholes open in Turkey’s breadbasket amid worsening drought

Huge sinkholes fill the drought-stricken breadbasket areas of Konya, Turkey, posing a challenge for farmers as they look for other means to water their fields, the French Press Agency (AFP) reports. Experts have so far counted around 600 large sinkholes– nearly…

Taiwan cuts water supply amid worst drought in 50 years

Taiwan cuts water supply amid worst drought in 50 years

Taiwan has further reduced its water supplies as the country faces its worst drought in 50 years. The government has issued its first red alert on water supply in six years on Wednesday, March 24, 2021, warning that reservoirs in the central region are dropping at…

Drought-driven hunger threatens 1.5 million people in southern Madagascar

Drought-driven hunger threatens 1.5 million people in southern Madagascar

About half the population of southern Madagascar or 1.5 million people is suffering from drought-driven hunger, the UN World Food Program (WFP) reported on November 30, 2020. Three straight years of drought have eradicated harvests and hampered people's access…

Extreme drought drains Paraguay River to its lowest level in 50 years

Extreme drought drains Paraguay River to its lowest level in 50 years

The Paraguay River is now on its lowest level in 50 years as the region is reeling from months of extreme drought. The drop in water levels slowed down cargo vessel traffic, resulting in cost overruns for imported goods and a loss of 250 million dollars. The river…

Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Devastating wildfires prompt state of emergency in Paraguay

Paraguay has declared a national state of emergency as more than 5 000 wildfires rage amid drought and record hot temperatures across South America. Paraguay’s Congress declared a national emergency on Thursday, October 1 as more wildfires broke out, scorching…