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‘From bad to worse’: Drought puts Kenya’s hospitals under pressure

The number of people in Kenya facing severe hunger is expected to rise to 5.4 million this year, particularly in the north of the country, where about 95% of surface water sources have dried up.

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Drought forces Kenya’s camel herders to leave their homes – a photo essay

Pastoralists in the north of the country are watching their animals die as they journey further south in a desperate search for water and better grazing.

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‘It’s plunder’: Mexico desperate for water while drinks companies use billions of litres

As drought grips cities like Monterrey, people queue with buckets for brackish water. But Coca-Cola and other firms are still extracting groundwater.

Podcast: Cascading effects of pollution in Lebanon's Litani River

Podcast: Cascading effects of pollution in Lebanon's Litani River

The Beqaa Valley river's decline has far-reaching impacts — and is fueling a blame game in the region.

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Spring time: Why an ancient water system is being brought back to life in Spain

A project to restore a 1,000-year-old network of water channels is helping farmers in the Sierra Nevada adapt to the effects of the climate crisis.

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‘Nothing to eat’: Somalia hit by triple threat of climate crisis, Covid and conflict

Prolonged droughts, shrinking water resources and lack of fertile land are fuelling tensions between clans and creating large-scale displacement across Somalia.

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Land subsidence 'will affect almost fifth of global population'

Subsidence, or the gradual sinking of land, could affect 19% of the world's population by 2040, according to new research funded by Unesco.