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Scientists say east Africa will get wetter, so why is it drying out?

The long rains, one of two wet seasons that quench the thirst of the East African region, failed this year for the second time in a row. Lack of water, withering crops and starving cattle plunged Somalia, Ethiopia and parts of Kenya into a food crisis that the countries are not prepared for. Humanitarian assistance has helped and will be needed well into 2018. But in war-affected Somalia and South Sudan famine has emerged; in Ethiopia aid money is running short after repeated droughts; and in Kenya the shortage of resources is giving rise to land conflicts.

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  • Patrick Kiash

    8 w

    Extreme weather patterns of late makes me feel highly concerned.

    • George Kariuki

      31 w

      The situation in Kenya is also dire.

      • rosebellendiritu

        31 w

        @george_kariuki no season seems to favour

      • Princess

        31 w

        Ongoing research is critical for a comprehensive understanding of these complex climate shifts.

        • rosebellendiritu

          31 w

          Sometimes we may not experience the norm we are used to,coz this climate patterns change due to abnormalities in weather patterns,we may not predict 💯%what is about to happen

          • CHRIS NGATIA

            31 w

            The people of East África should use these rains to store water that would last them during the hot seasons

            • Rotich Kim

              31 w

              East Africa community should also have a good plan to store rain water during this rainy sessions which will be useful for future

              • walter lungayi

                31 w

                This time there is alot of rains

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