Africa: Drought Leaves 45 Million in Need Across 14 Countries

[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.

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Mozambique: Aid Efforts Hampered by Rains After Cyclone Kenneth

[The New Humanitarian] Macomia/Mozambique -The needs of stricken communities are becoming evident in northern Mozambique and the Comoros islands in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, with at least 45,000 homes destroyed and residents in remote rural areas urgently requiring food, water, shelter, and electricity.

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Tropical Cyclone Idai may have killed more than 1,000 in Mozambique

AID WORKERS have described it as Mozambique’s worst humanitarian crisis since its 15-year civil war. Nearly a week after Tropical Cyclone Idai walloped the coast before churning inland, the full extent of the damage is still unclear

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Africa: Mount Kenya – Wildfires Rage Around Africa’s Second Highest Peak

[Deutsche Welle] Authorities have roped in teams of soldiers and volunteers to help tackle wildfires in the Mount Kenya national park. Illegal marijuana farmers have been blamed for the blaze, which threatens natural bamboo forests.

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Africa: How Global Warming Is Adding to the Health Risks of Poor People

[The Conversation Africa] There is mounting evidence of the impact of climate change on human habitat and health, on plant and animal life, on water resources and shorelines. These changes are felt unevenly within – and between – nations and communities. This is due to differences in access to resources, infrastructure, social structure, and government policy.

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