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Namibia hit by drought

The BBC reports: “On a farm so parched that it looks like a desert, Monica Amaraki reaches for an old brass tap only to find that no water flows from it. Here in Namibia in southern Africa, a drought is … Continue reading

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South Africa counts losses from drought

Iol.co.za reports: South Africa’s economy and businesses are beginning to count their losses from the devastating drought that has wreaked havoc throughout the country. Economists have warned that the drought will push food inflation higher as farmers scale down production … Continue reading

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Egypt faces a growing water crisis

This Guardian column outlines the challenge faced by Egypt as the stress on its water supply increases: “Egypt, once celebrated as the “gift of the Nile”, is in the grips of a serious water crisis. With a rising population and … Continue reading

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Alberta faces melting glaciers and drought

The CBC reports on the problems faced by Alberta due to glacial melt: “Receding glaciers and lack of rain are already having an impact on local waterways, but there’s more bad news to come. “Up in the Athabasca Glacier, we … Continue reading

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North Korea reports worst drought in 100 years

Reuters echoes reports of a drought in North Korea by its state news agency: North Korea said on Tuesday it has been hit by the worst drought in a century, compounding chronic food shortages in the reclusive country where almost … Continue reading

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India’s annual farm output is down this year, with fears of drought

The Economic Times of India reports on challenges facing India’s agricultural economy: India’s farm sector shrank for the first time in five years in the year ended March 31, Farm Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Wednesday, a day after … Continue reading

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Farming plan takes root to help north Mali despite drought, conflict

Reuters reports on a plan being implemented by a U.N. agency and the government of Mali to help those living in the north of the country who have recently been affected by drought and conflict: The Malian government and a … Continue reading

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Brazil finally gets some rain, but rationing still looms

Reuters reports on developments in Brazil’s drought: Heavy rains during Brazil’s four-and-a-half-day Carnival holiday offered the first relief in months for the country’s drought-stricken and economically crucial southeast, but was unlikely to end fears of water and electricity shortages. A … Continue reading

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Famine claims two more in Tharparkar

Pakistantoday reports on a famine which continues to claim lives in the Tharparkar district in Pakistan: At least two more children died on Sunday due to food shortages in Thar mounting the death toll to 247 in a time span … Continue reading

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Enough is enough: Farmers need help now as the Aussie dream turns to dust

This article from the Australian Daily Telegraph illustrates the tough situation facing many farmers in the state of New South Wales as drought continues to affect their livelihood: “ENOUGH is enough.” They are just three simple words, but they capture … Continue reading

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