Droughts

June 10, 2017 - 5:33 am
WARDER, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's government is warning it will run out of emergency food aid starting next month as the number of drought victims in the East African country has reached 7.8 million. An international delegation visited one of the worst-affected areas Friday near the border with...
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June 07, 2017 - 3:22 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Heavy rains and high winds have swept the area around the South African city of Cape Town, which has been suffering a severe drought. South African media said Wednesday that two people have been injured in the storm, and there are reports of some damaged homes and uprooted trees...
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May 23, 2017 - 2:55 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The South African city of Cape Town is instructing people to severely restrict water use because of the area's worst drought in more than a century. The city, a major international tourist destination, says it is experiencing the impact of climate change and predicts little rain...
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April 20, 2017 - 7:50 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said Thursday. A new survey found "very critical" levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the...
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April 20, 2017 - 7:43 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The international aid group Save the Children says life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia. The group's new survey found "very critical" levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the...
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April 18, 2017 - 11:15 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a story April 17 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ranches and large-scale farms being invaded by pastoralist herders in search of pasture were acquired in 1990s. In fact some of the land was acquired as far back as 1900. A corrected version...
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FILE-- In this Friday, March 17, 2017 file photo, Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, talks to Kenyan soldiers training alongside British soldiers at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), in Ole Naishu near Nanyuki, in Kenya. Herders and ranchers in parts of the rift valley are desperately waiting for the delayed rainy season to start to ease the drought and the conflict over resources it has caused that has killed more than 30 people. (Thomas Mukoya/Pool via AP-File)
April 17, 2017 - 1:09 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Herders and large-scale farmers in parts of Kenya's Rift Valley are desperately waiting for seasonal rains to ease the prolonged drought and the current conflict over grazing land in which more than 30 people have died. Kenya's military and police have been working for a month...
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In this photo taken April 10, 2017, is David Miguel at his home in the community of Hardwick in the San Joaquin Valley where drought has yet to loosen its grip on some residents near Hanford, Calif. State officials lifted the drought emergency for much California, but thousands of people like Miguel still live on water tanks because their wells ran dry. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
April 15, 2017 - 8:58 am
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Knee-high tufts of grass dot the streets of Hardwick, a rural neighborhood with a few dozen homes hemmed in by vineyards and walnut and almond orchards in California's agriculture-rich San Joaquin Valley. Nearby, the Kings River — swollen with rainwater and Sierra Nevada...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014 file photo, fourth-generation rice farmer Josh Sheppard walks across the dried-up ditch at his rice farm in Richvale, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, April 7, 2017, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 07, 2017 - 1:41 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. The governor'...
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April 07, 2017 - 12:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California's historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state's driest four-year period on record. The drought...
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