In September of 2022, Spain announced that it would no longer fully honour the Albufeira Convention, a treaty on water transfers to neighbouring Portugal. Extreme drought has left Spanish reservoirs at a third of their average capacity this year, a situation not seen since 1995. Portuguese farmers are finding the decision difficult to accept, while environmentalists say it creates a major ecological risk.
Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, reducing inland shipping, electricity production and the yields of certain crops, a European Union agency said on Tuesday.
Scores of other wildlife have died since February as Kenya battles its worst drought in 40 years. The failure of four consecutive rain seasons has devastated East Africa.
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
A famine is increasingly likely in East Africa as rains fail for the fourth consecutive year. Violent conflicts in the Horn of Africa are undermining efforts to help the populations in need.
Hundreds of mothers and their children are destitute as a severe drought continues to threaten death on a scale not seen in half a century, a spokesperson for UNICEF said on Tuesday.
The region's worst drought in decades has left residents of the Toliara region in dire need of food and water. The region in the southern part of the island is bracing for difficult times due to anticipated low rainfall.
Over 1 million Somalis have been displaced by a devastating drought that has destroyed livelihoods in the Horn of Africa leaving families hungry. Affected Somalis are struggling to cope with the impact of conflict, climate shocks and a rise in global food prices as experts warn of an impending famine.
23 Sep 2022
Africa's rivers are lifelines. But extreme weather often poses a threat to those who live on their banks. Early-warning weather systems are in need of improvement, experts say.
3 Sep 2022
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.
31 Aug 2022
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.
29 Aug 2022
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.