Droughts in East Africa becoming more frequent, more devastating

Can the cycle be broken? If the current drought in the East Africa brings a sense of déjà vu, it’s because we’ve been here before – several times. This is a region where the global forces of climate change, forced migration, and volatile food supply converge, resulting in severe hunger and, at worst, famine. However, while drought is not new, it has become increasingly frequent. As the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development notes: “From 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016 and now 2017, datelines change but the stories of unimaginable hardship, death and depravation remain largely the same.” As … Continue reading Droughts in East Africa becoming more frequent, more devastating