Drought

Winter Rains ease Cape Town’s worst drought as reservoirs fill up

Steady winter rains over the last week have substantially eased Cape Town’s worst drought in a century, replenishing reservoirs for the western Cape region of South Africa to levels well above last year’s, officials said on Monday. FOLLOW US ON:  INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN, YOUTUBE, TWITTER & FACEBOOK Dam levels have risen to 31.5 percent as of this week compared with just […]

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Drought forces Mozambique capital to ration water

Mozambique authorities on Wednesday introduced water rationing to more than a million residents in the capital Maputo due to a severe drought. The city is cutting the water supply to consumers to just 40% of normal levels, Casimiro Abreu, deputy director of the National Emergency Centre said in a statement. About 1.3 million people in […]

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UN seeks $1.6 billion to protect 5.4 million Somalis from drought

The UN office in Somalia has launched the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which called for 1.6 billion dollars to protect the lives of 5.4 million people. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Peter de Clercq, said while Somalia, with the international community’s help, averted famine 2017, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found. “I […]

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Drought-hit Somalia moves closer to famine, says aid group

Life-threatening child malnutrition rates are rising to alarming levels in drought-hit Somalia, the international aid group Save the Children said on Thursday. A new survey found “very critical” levels of severe malnutrition in two of six districts assessed in some of the worst affected parts of Somalia. “We are on the brink of a massive […]

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