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Worst drought in 60 years hits 10 million in Horn of Africa

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Geneva (AFP) June 28, 2011 - Ten million people in the Horn of Africa have been hit by the worst drought in 60 years, with some areas on the verge of famine and thousands on the march in seach of food and water, the UN said Tuesday.


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Horn of Africa drought: interactive map

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Some 10 million people are at risk in the Horn of Africa as two years of drought have forced food prices beyond the reach of most families...


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U.N. bodies want to tackle drought to avert food crisis

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GENEVA, March 15 (Reuters) - U.N. agencies want to strengthen national drought policies after warnings that climate change would increase their frequency and severity.

 

Droughts cause more deaths and displacement than floods or earthquakes, making them the world's most destructive natural hazard, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation, one of the groups taking part.

 

"We must boost national capacity to cope before droughts occur," Ann Tutwiler, FAO deputy director-general told the five-day talks on drought in Geneva attended by scientists, politicians and development agencies.

 

"Unless we shift towards such policies, we face the prospect of repeated humanitarian catastrophes and the repeated threat of drought to global food security."

 

In 2012, the United States experienced the worst drought since the 1930s "dustbowl", pushing grains prices to record highs. In the past years, droughts have also affected the Horn of Africa and the Sahel region as well as China, Russia and southeast Europe.


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Tsunami Survivors Share Their Stories: Resurrecting Otsuchi, Japan - ROCKETNEWS24

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ROCKETNEWS24 Tsunami Survivors Share Their Stories: Resurrecting Otsuchi, Japan ROCKETNEWS24 Following the most powerful earthquake ever to hit Japan, the sheer scale of the tsunami which smashed into northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011 was...
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Warming temperatures could multiply Katrina-like hurricanes : study

Warming temperatures could multiply Katrina-like hurricanes : study | Hazards and Disasters | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Atlantic storms with magnitude similar to killer Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the U.S.
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Horn of Africa Crisis

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Have US counter-terrorism policies contributed to the deadly crisis in the Horn of Africa? The worst drought in 60 years has thrown some 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis.
In Somalia, ravaged by two decades of conflict, the consequences have been disastrous. For over six months, aid agencies on the ground sounded the alarm that a major drought and famine was on the horizon.
Then in July and August, the world watched and international aid agencies scrambled as tens of thousands of Somalis fled famine and fighting in the devastated Southern part of the country, controlled by the armed group al-Shabab.
And they continued to flee – to the Somali capital of Mogadishu, and refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia – in the following months, when the world seemed to lose interest.

 

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Up to six more Somalia regions may face famine/drought: U.N.

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The famine/drought in the Horn of Africa is spreading and may soon engulf as many as six more regions of the lawless nation of Somalia, the U.N.

Something tells me that Global Warming & Climate change is NOT the creation of these people! Global Corporations meet your dependents!
Care for the suffering that your greed has produced!


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Altaira Wallquist's curator insight, May 25, 2015 7:41 PM

This article goes over the famine plaguing regions of Africa. It goes over the necessary resources needed to help the peopl and where it is occurring.

 

This connects to the Unit 5 TEK on famine and starvation by discussing the topic of famine and providing examples of places where famine has dealt damage.

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i-study.co.uk: IB Geography; hazards and disasters

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study resources and links for the IB Geography; hazards and disasters unit, case studies and definitions
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Chernobyl | Magnum In Motion - Radiation Effect: Video / Pics (GRAPHIC)

Chernobyl | Magnum In Motion - Radiation Effect: Video / Pics (GRAPHIC) | Hazards and Disasters | Scoop.it
Over twenty years have passed since the meltdown at Chernobyl. Paul Fusco faces the dark legacy of the modern technological nightmare that continues to plague those exposed to its destructive radiation.
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