Horn of Africa prepares for worst drought in decades
April 19, 2022 - As many as 29 million people in four African countries are facing extreme hardship and food shortages as the longest drought the region has experienced in four decades grips the Horn of Africa.
Meteorologists are linking the unfolding drought to human-caused climate change which is leading to increased warming in the Indian Ocean, causing more frequent cyclones, according to AP.
Below average rainfall for 2022 are likely to prolong the already extremely dry conditions which have not been experienced to this degree since 1981. Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia – which will be severely impacted by the reduced rains – are already in the midst of a dire famine.