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South Sudan braces for a scorching fortnight, closing schools in anticipation

South Sudan braces for a scorching fortnight, closing schools in anticipation

In a proactive move against an impending heat wave, South Sudan shuts all educational institutions, urging indoor safety for children.

Deng Machol reports for the Associated Press.

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Why people are eating water lilies in flooded, war-torn South Sudan

In South Sudan, war and semi-permanent flooding have left people to scavenge for food, with long-term consequences for their health.
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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.

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South Sudan’s four-year flood could spell ‘a permanent change’ in climate

Unrelenting rain is keeping rivers and wetlands at record highs throughout the year, with devastating consequences.

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Sudan's prized gum trees ward off drought but workers wither

A vast belt of trees vital for global production of fizzy drinks helps Sudanese farmers adapt to climate change, but in the harsh drylands many are reluctant to take up the trade.To harvest the amber-coloured resin, farmers must suffer the same climatic extremes as their trees.
Will a Nile canal project dry up Africa's largest wetland?

Will a Nile canal project dry up Africa's largest wetland?

South Sudan is moving ahead with plans for a 240-mile canal to divert water from the White Nile and send it to Egypt. But critics warn the megaproject would desiccate the world’s second largest wetland, impacting its rich wildlife and essential rains.

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South Sudanese struggle to survive climate change effects

Record-breaking floods in South Sudan have swallowed up large swaths of land and destroyed livelihoods for years to come, leaving millions of people in the world's youngest nation hungry and besieged by climate change.
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