Africa

How drought is wreaking havoc across East Africa

Published 1032 GMT (1832 HKT) March 16, 2017
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A boy looks at a flock of dead goats in a dry land close to Dhahar in Puntland, northeastern Somalia. Drought in the region has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen. MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images
A Sudanese woman fills water bottles held by a young boy about 60 kilometres north of El-Fasher, the capital of the North Darfur state, on February 9, 2017. ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images
A general view shows dry and arid land about 60 kilometres north of El-Fasher, the capital of the North Darfur state, Sudan. ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks through a dry area close to Dhahar in Puntland, northeastern Somalia. Drought in the region has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen. MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images
A young herder from the Samburu pastoral community in Kenya grazes his family cattle on the dwindling pasture on the plains of the Loisaba wildlife conservancy, where controlled livestock grazing from surrounding manyattas (Samburu settlements) is helping mitigate conflict over increasingly scarce water and pasture during a biting drought season. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images
Sudanese people walk past a harvesting project funded by the European Union about 60 kilometers north of El-Fasher, the capital of the North Darfur state, on February 9, 2017. ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images
A member of the Turkana community of Lolupe, north of Lodwar in the Turkana region, searches for gold specks. A first downpour relieved pastoralists in the drought stricken Kenyan Turakana region after a twelve month span that pushed livestocks and communities to the brink of another looming humanitarian crisis. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/AFP/Getty Images