El Nino’s back — prepare for drought, hunger and diseases
17 August 2023 | 1:09 pm
The return of the El Nino weather phenomenon is likely to amplify the problems of the climate crisis.
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Spain's famous olive gardens have been hit by searing heat for the second year in a row sending prices for olive oil and other food staples soaring. Is it yet another evidence of a climate change-fueled food crisis?
Coucouron has been receiving its drinking water by road. The surrounding region was previously not thought to be at risk of drought. The French government has announced a national plan to use water more efficiently.
The Brazilian press criticises President Lula move to thaw relations with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro. Olympic medal winning Indian wrestlers vow to hold a hunger strike over allegations of sexual harassment by the federation's president in a story that has drawn support from the International Olympic Committee.
In mainland Europe's westernmost country, water is becoming scarce. Still, Portuguese politicians continue to focus on economic activities that consume particularly large amounts of water, activists say.
After years of severe drought, the situation in northern Kenya is desperate. Animals are dying, fields have dried up and people have little to eat. A women's initiative is hoping to turn their community's fortunes around with the help of new wells.
A conflict between the army and jihadist groups has been raging in the country for 14 years, displacing thousands of people and leaving millions at risk of severe acute malnutrition.
Montevideo is experiencing its worst drought in over 70 years. The situation is being worsened by locals hoarding water supplies.
As Pakistan spiraled into crisis this year, Wilson Muthaura pressed its government to put the tea Kenya's KTDA co-operative produces 3,400 miles away on a list of essentials that would grant importers access to precious U.S. dollars.
As Pakistan spiralled into crisis this year, Wilson Muthaura pressed its government to put the tea Kenya's KTDA co-operative produces 3,400 miles away on a list of essentials that would grant importers access to precious U.S. dollars.
Boubé is a nomad. He belongs to a Beninese pastoralist tribe called the Fulani. Due to climate change, there is a great shortage of water on their seasonal migration through West Africa. As a result, conflicts with the local farmers occur again and again.
Fighting may have stopped in Ethiopia's Tigray region, but people's suffering has not. Supplies of food aid have been disrupted amid a dispute between Ethiopia's main donors and the government.
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