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Horn of Africa hit by drought, cholera: UN

United Nations | Xinhua | Amid the worst drought in 40 years, Horn of Africa countries have been hit by outbreaks of cholera and acute watery diarrhea, while fighting in northern Ethiopia continues, a UN spokesman said on Friday. The start of the October-December rains has been poor, and rainfall will …

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Amudat district faces acute water shortage

Amudat, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 20,000 residents of Amudat town council in Amudat district are facing acute water shortage after major wells and springs dried up. Despite the establishment of a 1.9 Billion Shilling water system by the Ministry of Water and Environment, managed by the Karamoja Water umbrella …

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Over 500 animals killed by drought in northern Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | At least 320 cattle and 250 goats have been killed by drought in Tanzania’s northern region of Kilimanjaro between July and September, authorities said late Tuesday. David Laizer, chairperson of Mawala village in Moshi district, said the animals belonging to livestock keepers in the …

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UNICEF warns of malnutrition crisis in Somalia as famine looms

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, has expressed concern about the malnutrition crisis in Somalia amid a looming famine. UNICEF Representative in Somalia Wafaa Saeed Abdelatef said disease outbreaks have spiked between January-July period, with at least 8,400 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera …

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UN warns of looming famine in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua |  The United Nations’ top relief chief on Monday warned of a humanitarian crisis in drought-stricken Somalia, saying the country was on the brink of famine for the second time since 2011. Martin Griffiths, under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a news conference …

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Cereal prices soar in Gulu city amidst scarcity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Prices of cereal crops have risen to a record high in Gulu city and other neighboring districts of Acholi. The price increment comes against the backdrop of a prolonged drought that affected the production of crops in the first farming season. Prices of cereal crops …

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Europe facing worst drought in 500 years: EU agency

Rivers drying up and farmlands parched. Water scarcity in Europe is affecting lives and businesses across the continent Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | Europe is experiencing its worst drought in at least 500 years, with almost two-thirds of the continent in a state of alert or warning, a European Union (EU) …

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