Drought

They are out there, always, often the first people to reach. You have seen them feed malnourished children and starving people in the Horn of Africa.
Somehow a disaster affecting 11 million people is being ignored and the longer it takes for policymakers to act, the more people will die. That isn't hard to understand at all.
China has a damming programme for six of the world's great rivers that rise in Tibet - the Indus, Sutlej, Mekong, Brahmaputra
Vast blocks of fertile land in the Omo River area in south west Ethiopia are being leased out to Malaysian, Italian and Korean companies, as well as being cleared for vast state-run plantations producing export crops, even though 90,000 tribal people in the area depend on the land to survive.
"Here we go again". These words should have been heard in November last year. Not since. That's when the drought early warning lights flashed in Eastern Africa. No one should be saying it now. But now we are seeing pictures of starving Somali babies - pictures that we were promised we would never see again.
My visit to the Dadaab refugee camp and a hospital for malnourished children in Wajir, Northern Kenya, today was both enormously upsetting and powerfully motivating. The women I met at Dadaab, their feet bloodied by weeks of walking to reach this refuge, told me harrowing stories of their journeys. Some had been robbed, others encountered violence. Some had even lost their children to hunger on the way. The international community - countries, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations - must now work together to prevent what is already a terrible crisis becoming a humanitarian catastrophe which engulfs this whole region of Africa.
Choking droughts in East Africa could result in a human catastrophe unless the world community is prepared to give immediate
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A £52.25 million emergency aid package has been put together to help millions of drought victims in
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Aid agencies have spelled out why they believe the crisis in East Africa would become catastrophic without
British aid agencies have come together to launch a joint fund-raising appeal to help more than 10 million people affected