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Friday 22 September 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Drought

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Streets washed with canal water, buses washed every third night - how services deal with water restrictions
Irish Water is appealing to the public to conserve water where possible.
Hosepipe ban: There has been fewer than 10 reports of water misuse
Those found in breach of the hosepipe ban could face a fine of €125.
'It’s best not to drink tea or coffee': The HSE is advising people how to stay safe during water restrictions
People are being told to fill containers with water and store it in the fridge.
It'll still be very hot this week as drought warning to remain until Friday
Another high temperature warning kicks in for most of the country this morning.
Met Eireann issues drought warning for entire country as heatwave continues
The weather service issued the warning this morning at 11.
Irish Water says Dublin water restrictions could be 'unavoidable' as hot weather persists
“This is a very serious situation and we are seeking the public’s help,” Irish Water said.
Supplies already under pressure due to hot spell, Irish Water says
Met Éireann said that temperatures will reach as high as 30 over the next few days.
At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya
Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.
'In that moment, I protect him': Jose Mourinho explains Lukaku penalty snub
The Belgian striker went to take a spot-check but his manager instructed Daley Blind to step up instead.
Climate change blamed for Portugal facing its worst drought in more than 20 years
The Pego do Altar reservoir is now almost empty of water.
Houses destroyed in 17 wildfires as California gripped by record-breaking heatwave
Over 3,000 firefighters battled the blazes yesterday.
Opinion: 'I’ve never seen hunger and despair like I saw last week in Kenya'
With severe drought gripping many parts of East Africa, millions of people are facing starvation in the coming months, writes David O’Hare.
Brazil's forgotten history of imprisoning citizens fleeing drought in concentration camps
Extreme droughts in the South American country in the early 20th century saw the government interning rural peasants fleeing the disaster.
Cork turn to Meyler to guide their U21 hurlers for the next two years
The Rebels haven’t won an All-Ireland in the grade since 1998 or a Munster title since 2007.
14 games since his last Premier League goal, Giroud lacks confidence, says Wenger
The Arsenal boss says his team must rally around the striker.
'Manchester United won't end up like Liverpool' - David Beckham
David Beckham is confident Manchester United are on the verge of returning to their trophy-winning ways.
Magnum found out by PI
Tom Selleck has been accused of stealing water – in the middle of a drought.
Messi's creativity as important as goals - Barca coach Martino
The Argentinian international has now gone eight games without a league goal for the Catalans.
Hosepipe ban put in place in South Tipperary
The ban will be in place until 13 August.
Bears break into sweet shop, cars searching for food amid US drought
An exceptionally dry summer has depleted bears’ usual food supplies of berries and vegetation – pushing them further into residential areas.
Fires blaze across the Algarve in Portugal
Fires have hit the Madeira islands and the mainlands over the past 72 hours.
'I can catch Nicklaus' - Tiger Woods
The former world No1 believes he can still equal the 18-Major record… despite not winning one since 2008.
North Korea reports serious drought
The communist country has had very little rain in the last month which threatens to damage crops as the country enters a critical planting season.
New Zealand braces itself for a drought... of Marmite
New Zealanders love the black stuff – Marmite, that is, rather than Guinness. As stocks of the salty yeast spread are running low, people are getting a little panicked.
Hosepipes to be banned in areas of UK
Extremely low rainfall and continuing dry conditions are leading to droughts in areas of the south and east.
Ireland gives €5 million in emergency funding to Sahel region
Ten million people are at risk from a growing food crisis in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.
Wildfires strike Texas and Oklahoma
The fires occurred following dry weather and high temperatures and led to evacuations from homes.
Column: Some of the malnourished children have bodies so swollen they look about to burst
A Somali coordinator for Medecins Sans Frontieres tells the story of the forgotten tens of thousands trapped and starving to death within Somalia’s war-torn districts.
UN: Ten children dying each day at Somali refugee camp
Child mortality at a camp in Ethiopia has reached an “alarming” level, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
Somali children reportedly recruited by extremists
The United Nations has warned that children are being targeted for recruitment by the Somali militant group who are working to overthrow the country’s unstable government.
Drought forces town to recycle urine
A Texan town has been hit so hard by drought that it will begin recycling treated effluent and turning it into drinking water.
29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'
The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.
Somali refugees moved as camps overflow
The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.
Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia
Charity GOAL’s chief executive John O’Shea says that while agencies are trying to help refugees flooding out of Somalia, some four million people are trapped inside and facing death.
UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa
Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.
Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death
Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.
'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia
Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.
After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia
It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years
Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa
Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.
"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis
A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.