Drought

Drought is set to spread to more areas of the country if dry weather continues this spring, the Environment Agency has warned
A hosepipe ban is to be announced on Tuesday, as Britain’s heads into drought. A total of seven firms are introducing water
The south east of England is now in a state of drought, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The south east of England is now officially in a state of drought, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
South East Water has asked homeowners to take short showers instead of baths over the Christmas period after issuing a drought
The drought which has hit parts of the UK this year could continue until next summer if the country suffers a dry winter
Sarah Mace, who works in Plan's Disaster Management Unit looking after East Africa, has recently been out to Kenya. She says that you can feel the impact of the drought everywhere. In some areas in East Africa, it hasn't rained for three years.
There is a global economic crisis happening and many of us in the UK are struggling to make ends meet, so why should we help
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No parent should have to watch their child die. One of the first mothers I met in Sigale camp, Mogadishu, told me how she had had to do just that. Fleeing from her home because of the drought, unable to feed her children, she trekked seven days with her four children to Mogadishu to find refuge. On the way her youngest child, still breastfeeding, died. There was nothing she could do. She looked exhausted, and hadn't eaten herself for four days but was determined to save the lives of her three remaining children.