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Severe drought in Zambia risks widespread hunger and economic collapse

Severe drought in Zambia risks widespread hunger and economic collapse

Zambia's environment minister has warned that a severe drought is causing widespread hunger, prolonged power outages, and economic disruption, highlighting the broader regional impacts of climate change.

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Brazilian police probe deadly shooting on Indigenous land

Brazil’s federal police said Sunday they are investigating a shooting that killed one and wounded two Yanomami Indigenous people, saying the main suspects were illegal gold miners working in that area of Roraima state.

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Human-driven climate crisis fueling Horn of Africa drought – study

Region is suffering its worst drought in 40 years after five consecutive years of below-average rainfall.

Climate change influenced East African drought
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Climate change made East African drought more likely, study finds

Droughts like the one that has ravaged Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are now 100 times as likely as in the preindustrial era, a new study has found.
Somalia drought caused 43,000 deaths in 2022
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Somalia drought caused 43,000 deaths in 2022, report estimates

Somalia has endured five consecutive failed rainy seasons, and may soon see its sixth.
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Jill Biden sees East Africa drought up close, seeks more aid

U.S. first lady Jill Biden got an up-close look Sunday at the historic East Africa drought as she walked along arid land and listened as some Maasai women described how their children and livestock are going hungry.

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Drought in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya now worse than during 2011 famine

Rainfall trends in a historic Horn of Africa drought are now worse than they were during the 2011 drought when at least a quarter of million people died, according to a climate centre.