In 2015-16, one of the strongest El Niño events in recorded history played havoc with the world’s weather. Among its impacts, heavy rainfall brought flooding to much of East Africa, affecting millions of people
Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa
March 16, 2016 — More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.
Ceasefire monitors also list other truce violations and crimes, including rape
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Feb. 1, 2016) — South Sudan government troops killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors have said in a report noting the latest atrocities in two years of war.
Forecasts indicate that the number of people needing food aid in Ethiopia could double within months
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (Jan. 31, 2016) — Ethiopia is struggling from its worst drought for 30 years with millions in dire need of life saving aid, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Sunday, January 31.