Southern Africa is ravaged by one of the worst droughts in decades, brought by this year's powerful El Niño event.
The 2017 UN climate report has found extreme weather and climate-related events cost a devastating $320 billion in 2017. The UN says 2018 has followed in the footsteps of 2017 with extreme weather destroying livelihoods.
El Nino was one of the main issues at the first World Summit for Humanitarian Aid in Istanbul. As a result of this weather phenomenon, many African countries are being severely hit by drought, hunger and floods.
The southern African regional bloc SADC has declared the persistent drought a regional disaster. More than 40 million people in the region urgently need assistance.
Landslides in Rwanda caused by heavy rainfall killed 49 people and another building collapsed in Kenya. Experts blame the El Nino weather phenomenon for catastrophic incidents in four East African countries.
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