Somalia: The recurring cycle of drought and famine
29 October 2022 | 5:28 am
In the past few decades, Somalia’s droughts have increased both in intensity and in number due to climate change. It is now facing a famine that threatens the lives of millions of people, especially children. The United Nations says there are staggering levels of malnutrition among children under the age of five. T
Much of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere is battling either wildfires, low water levels, harvest warnings, water use restrictions or a mixture of all these. DW rounds up the situation.
The Pope raised the plight of Somalians struggling to cope with drought in his Sunday address at the Vatican. The pontiff appealed to the international community to help Somalia as the country is in the grip of a hunger crisis.
Security forces have ended a siege by al Qaeda-linked militants at a hotel in Somalia's capital in which more than 20 people were killed and dozens injured, authorities said on Sunday.
Security forces are still trying to retake the Hayat Hotel in Mogadishu, a venue popular with lawmakers and government officials, following an overnight siege.
Unprecedented drought levels in the Yangtze River have increased pressure on hydroelectric power plants, which supply energy to key economic zones of the country.
As many as 40 million children are "one disease" from catastrophe as the Horn of Africa and Sahel experience the worst drought in four decades, according to UNICEF.
Following several weeks of power cuts that hit large industrial producers, power has started to return to normal. A record-breaking heat wave and drought are to blame for the crisis.
The Rhine is dwindling down to a trickle, devastating Germany's environment and economy. Large parts of the country have seen hardly any rain this summer. Germany's longest river has less water than ever before.
A technique to induce rain is helping to fight drought in Niger. Farmers seem satisfied, but flooding in some parts of the country caused material damage and even loss of lives.
Families in parts of Somalia affected by conflict are receiving cash donations to help them cope as the country battles drought and rising inflation. This emergency relief is the first in a series of monthly payments to support people pushed out of their homes by the severe drought.
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