Oxygen-starved fish relocated amid drought conditions in France
The brown trout needs fast-flowing, oxygen-rich cool water to thrive - elements which are scarce in the drought-hit region of Belfort. To save the fish from certain death where the river is drying up, "fish rescues" are taking place.
Five years of thirst: S.Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought
In South Africa's Eastern Cape province, no one can remember the last proper downpour. Some say it was five years ago, others six. Residents are relying on water distributions, with dramatic consequences for farmers, schoolchildren and traders. In Southern Africa as a whole, where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the rest of the world, people are experiencing the worst drought in thirty-five years, according to the UN.
Drought in Kenya leaves 1 million people short of food
Drought in Kenya leaves 1 million people short of food.
Drought and corruption fuel corn crisis in Kenya
Worldwide, some 20 million people face starvation. Even though it is an economic powerhouse, Kenya is also suffering from an ongoing drought.
Madagascar drought leaves thousands desperate for food
The UN is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe if more aid does not reach Madagascar. A drought in the south has left more than 850,000 people in urgent need of food.
Five million Zimbabweans to face food shortages because of drought
The UN says more than 30 million people in Southern Africa are facing food shortages because of a drought. Zimbabwe is one of the worst affected countries, where nearly five million people will need assistance by next year.
Zimbabwean tobacco farmers suffer from drought
Annual tobacco production in Zimbabwe is expected to fall by 15 percent.
Ethiopia faces worst drought in 50 years
The UN says more than 10 million people need emergency food aid as Ethiopians face the worst drought in decades.