Category - drought

  • September 2, 2011

    The BBC World Service has launched special radio broadcasts to serve the Somali-speaking population affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.

  • August 4, 2011

    Catholic bishops in Kenya told people to eat genetically modified foods to check starvation amidst a catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa.

  • July 26, 2011

    Survival International has uncovered evidence that productive farmland is being stolen from Ethiopian tribes by foreign companies.

  • July 20, 2011

    The African Union envoy to Somalia, Jerry Rawlings, has made an emotional appeal to the world to provide emergency aid to the famine-hit region.

  • July 7, 2011

    Millions of people across East Africa are looking down the barrel of the worst famine for 60 years. Thousands of families have picked up their possessions to walk towards what they hope is better pasture land, towards countries that might hold the promise of food.

  • April 28, 2011

    Over eight million people are now facing severe food and water shortages in East and West Africa, a consortium of leading British aid agencies has warned.

  • September 10, 2010

    The UK based churches' international development agency Christian Aid has warned that the drought situation in Niger is getting much worse.

  • August 17, 2010

    In the heat and drought that has gripped Russia for two months, an Orthodox archbishop has condemned retailers for profiteering from extreme conditions.

  • January 4, 2010

    International aid agency Oxfam has warned of dire consequences from the drought that has hit parts of East Africa for the sixth year in a row. Its comments come after the failure of both rainy seasons in 2009.

  • June 16, 2008

    Land degradation intensifies agricultural economic losses, disorganizes local and regional food markets, and causes social and political instability. To combat it there is an increasing push towards sustainable agriculture - the ability of a farm to produce food indefinitely, without causing irreversible damage to ecosystem health. And now there are lots of creative ways you can help support this work from giving a can of worms to a Bolivian farmer through to helping create a farming conservation plot in Zimbabwe.