A camp for internally displaced people in Baidoa, Somalia.

‘Double the suffering’: Between drought and insecurity in Somalia 


Somalis find themselves caught between twin crises: the worst drought to hit the region in more than 40 years, and ongoing insecurity caused by terrorism.

Khadija Mohamed al-Makhzoumi is Somalia's first environment and climate change minister.

Somalia’s first environment minister aims to alleviate suffering from climate disasters

Climate Change
People sit in a shallow pool of water in the riverbed of the Jialing River, a tributary of the Yangtze, in southwestern China's Chongqing Municipality, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. 

China endures ‘heat wave from hell’ with record-breaking temperatures

Climate Change
People gather at a playground amid water shortages in Monterrey, Mexico.

In the north of Mexico, water cuts to cope with shortages hit poor communities hardest 

Fishermen navigate on the Shatt al-Arab waterway during a sandstorm in Basra, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2022.

‘It’s a mass ecological crisis’: Extreme weather in Iraq hits those already struggling the hardest

Woman carry jerry cans filled with water at Kuresyon village in Galkayo, Somalia.

Drought, high temps in Somalia are pushing people to move to other towns

Climate Change

Somalia is facing a devastating drought after two years without rain. It’s the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in 40 years. And it’s pushing many people to leave their hometowns in search of better sustenance.

More than 600,000 people have become displaced due to the ongoing drought in Somalia. Many end up at camps like this one in Luuq, Somalia, March 21, 2022.

Fears of famine grow amid worst drought in Somalia in decades

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The United Nations is warning that a famine looms in Somalia’s future. The country has not seen rain for the past three consecutive rainy seasons, over a two-year period.

A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

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The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.

Ruchi Wario, 60, shepherds livestock at one of the few functioning boreholes in Marsabit County, Kenya, Nov. 3, 2021.

Ongoing drought devastates parts of Kenya


A monthslong drought in parts of Kenya is endangering the livelihoods of millions of people who rely on livestock. Humanitarian organizations are warning that countless people could be at risk of hunger if the rains don’t come soon.

Yaa Asantewaa laments how farmers affected by climate change lead to a scarcity of vegetables at higher costs.

‘We might be pushed out of business’: Ghana’s vegetable sellers see produce dwindle due to climate change

Climate Change

African countries emit less than 3% of the world’s greenhouse gasses, but are feeling some of the biggest impacts from climate change. In West Africa, and across the continent, many citizens are already feeling the impact of climate change on a daily basis, with more frequent periods of drought and heavy rains threatening agricultural production.