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Posts tagged with ‘africa drought’

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Responding to Drought in Somalia

by Anna Muir

Somalia is grappling with its worst drought in 40 years. Minimal rainfall, widespread crop failure and livestock deaths have brought crisis to millions of Somalis now facing severe hunger, malnutrition and disease. The crippling effects of the drought are made worse by militant violence and a lack of response from an unstable government. More than […]

With Relief and Joy, Families in Ethiopia Welcome Food Assistance

by Anna Muir

In recent months, Meserete Jima and her husband have been consumed with worry, trying to figure out what they would scrounge together to feed their two children. In the wake of severe drought caused by the El NiƱo weather event, large swaths of land surrounding their community in Dugda, Ethiopia have been stripped of life. […]