The current, brutal El Niño effect has matched the strongest on record. It´s triggered severe droughts in Ethiopia, at a time when state coffers are lean. The UN is struggling to drum up financial support for the country.
The year 2016 broke records for our warming planet, and climate expert Deke Arndt says it won't be the last. He tells DW that access to water - having too much or not enough - will be increasingly important.
Last year has broken climate records: It has been the warmest year since records began and extreme weather events have increased around the world. Two recent reports confirm, once again, that climate change is happening.
As N. Korea suffers its worst drought since 2001, experts warn that food shortages will lead to more internal instability. Outside aid is critical, even as Pyongyang continues to test missiles. Julian Ryall reports.
The UN says prolonged dry weather - the worst in 15 years - is leading to severe food shortages in North Korea. The isolated communist state, which partly relies on food aid, will likely need increased imports this year.
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