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.
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
Our planet has failed its annual physical — global warming is melting the poles, heating up oceans, making sea levels rise and contributing to extreme weather, an NOAA report has confirmed.
Africa's drought crisis has hit Kenya and numerous schools have had to stop providing free food to their pupils. This is not only due to crop failures but also greedy profiteers.
A persistent drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomena is causing hunger and suffering for millions living near the east coast of Africa.
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