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#Drought

# drought - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Fires blaze across the Algarve in Portugal

Fires have hit the Madeira islands and the mainlands over the past 72 hours.

# drought - Thursday 31 May, 2012

From The42 'I can catch Nicklaus' - Tiger Woods Drought

'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.

# drought - Monday 28 May, 2012

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.

# drought - Monday 19 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge New Zealand braces itself for a drought... of Marmite New Zealand

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.

# drought - Monday 12 March, 2012

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.

# drought - Monday 20 February, 2012

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.

# drought - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Wildfires strike Texas and Oklahoma

The fires occurred following dry weather and high temperatures and led to evacuations from homes.

# drought - Friday 19 August, 2011

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.

# drought - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

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.

# drought - Thursday 11 August, 2011

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 - Saturday 6 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Drought forces town to recycle urine Drought

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.

# drought - Friday 5 August, 2011

29,000 children 'killed by Somalia famine'

The crisis in Somalia is worsening, with three new regions declared famine zones.

# drought - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

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.

# drought - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Column: The UN must brave up to terrorists to get aid to Somalia Opinion This post contains images

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.

# drought - Monday 25 July, 2011

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.

# drought - Friday 22 July, 2011

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death Somalia This post contains videos

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.

# drought - Thursday 21 July, 2011

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia East Africa This post contains images

'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.

# drought - Sunday 17 July, 2011

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

# drought - Friday 15 July, 2011

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.

# drought - Thursday 14 July, 2011

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis East Africa This post contains images

"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.

# drought - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia Somalia This post contains images

In pictures: A photo essay from war-torn Somalia

Striking images from Somalia, where the worst drought in the region for 60 years is affecting some 7 million people.

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Militants lift aid ban to help Somalia drought victims

The powerful Islamist group Al-Shabab had previously placed a ban on aid from non-Muslim agencies to Somalia.

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades Africa This post contains videos

Aid agencies seek urgent help to counter Africa's worst drought in decades

Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are close to yet another famine, after their driest period in around 60 years.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# drought - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Wildfires rage across eastern Russia

So far, 421 wildfires have been reported in eastern Russia over the past 24-hours – sparking fears of a repeat of last summer’s fires which killed dozens of people.