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Storms and drought destroy thousands of acres of German forests
Drought and storms are decimating Germany's forests, causing an estimated €2.5 billion in damage in 2018-2019. Some 160,000 football fields worth of forests will need to be replanted, the government has estimated.
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
20 Oct 2017
Worldwide, some 20 million people face starvation. Even though it is an economic powerhouse, Kenya is also suffering from an ongoing drought.
Kenya: Animals killed, ranches razed in herders' invasion
20 Feb 2017
Drought in northern Kenya is forcing herders to take drastic measures in search of water and grazing land for their animals. About 10,000 herders have invaded a major wildlife conservation area, burning ranches and killing elephants.
Madagascar drought leaves thousands desperate for food
21 Oct 2016
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
16 May 2016
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.
Drought pushes Zimbabwe authorities to sell wildlife
8 May 2016
Drought pushes Zimbabwe authorities to sell wildlife. In New York City, pigeons dazzle the skies with an artistic light show.
Zimbabwean tobacco farmers suffer from drought
23 Apr 2016
Annual tobacco production in Zimbabwe is expected to fall by 15 percent.
Ethiopia faces worst drought in 50 years
11 Apr 2016
The UN says more than 10 million people need emergency food aid as Ethiopians face the worst drought in decades.
Starvation, power woes loom in Zimbabwe and Zambia
9 Apr 2016
One of Africa’s biggest dams, Lake Kariba is down to record low levels due to drought raising fears of a worsening power deficit in Zambia and Zimbabwe and threatening the livelihoods of fishers who depend on its waters.
South Africa drought hits food prices hard
7 Apr 2016
A drought in parts of Africa is causing the price of some foods to rise dramatically. In South Africa, people are also dealing with higher interest rates and energy costs. Al Jazeera’s Tania Page reports.