Environment - Drought
  • China urges Kenya to find solution to disasters
    16 august 2004 17:32:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- China on Monday offered to help Kenya develop water conservation facilities to enable the country harvest and store rain water for use during the dry spells. Full text...

  • Drought forces Kenyan wildlife out of reserve
    21 july 2004 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Drought has forced wild animals, including elephants, out of the Aberdare national park in central Kenya to invade farmlands and destroy crops in areas around the reserve. Full text...

  • Severe drought affects parts of Somalia
    17 july 2004 14:01:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- What locals describe as an unprecedented drought has forced thousands of pastoralists in Somalia to move to less affected areas, especially along the border with Ethiopia. Full text...

  • EU assists drought victims in Lesotho, Swaziland
    16 june 2004 21:06:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Commission has approved a two-million-Euro humanitarian aid for drought victims in Lesotho and Swaziland, EU sources said in Brussels Wednesday. Full text...

  • UN agencies, NGOs worried by Somali drought
    29 may 2004 09:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Somalia, Maxwell Gaylard and officials of aid agencies have expressed great concern about the worsening drought in northern Somalia. Full text...

  • UN official warns of looming disaster in drought-stricken Somali
    28 may 2004 19:16:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Maxwell Gaylard and other senior officials have expressed "concern" over the deepening humanitarian situation in war-torn Somalia, now ravaged by drought. Full text...

  • Drought persists in Mozambican provinces
    13 february 2004 16:49:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Poor rainfall in four Mozambican provinces in the southern and central regions has left inhabitants still dependent on food aid, the Maputo daily "Noticias" reported Friday. Full text...

  • Eastern Cape farmers face critical drought
    05 january 2004 15:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Eastern Cape farmers are facing a state of emergency as they battle a regional drought, which has dried up boreholes and threatened their livestock. Full text...

  • Swazi authorities raise alarm over imminent drought
    30 december 2003 09:29:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's National Disaster Task Force (NDTF) has convened an emergency meeting, warning that the country was heading for one of the worst droughts yet in its history. Full text...

  • Drought threatens biodiversity at South Africa's Heritage Site
    18 december 2003 09:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The ecosystem of South Africa's Greater St Lucia Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site, is seriously threatened by lingering drought, according to Park officials. Full text...

  • Climate watch warns of imminent drought in parts of Kenya
    07 november 2003 18:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Officials at Kenya's drought early warning system have sounded an alert over looming drought in parts of Kajiado bordering Tanzania, following a prolonged dry spell in the largely arid and semi-arid district. Full text...

  • Drought affected Ethiopian regions get water equipment
    22 august 2003 07:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Using assistance from the Norwegian government, UNICEF has begun distributing water supply equipment in Ethiopia's drought affected regions where an estimated 4. Full text...

  • Ahtisaari urges advocates sustainable development in Ethiopia
    06 july 2003 20:09:00
    Addis Ababa Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Humanitarian Crisis in the Horn of Africa has urged donor agencies and development partners to focus on bringing about sustainable development in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ethiopia's early waning system ignores grassroots knowledge
    04 january 2003 12:04:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's early warning system has come under severe criticism for ignoring the accumulated experience of peasants and pastoralists in predicting natural disasters. Full text...

  • US Congressman visits Ethiopia on environmental issues
    02 january 2003 12:19:00
    Addis Ababa Ethiopia (PANA) -- US Congressman Frank R. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau owes CILSS 28 million CFA francs
    02 january 2003 08:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau owes 28 million CFA francs in contribution arrears to the Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS), according to sources at the country's Agriculture Ministry. Full text...

  • Plight of children in Eritrea, Ethiopia alarms UNICEF
    08 december 2002 13:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- UNICEF executive director Carol Bellamy has warned that drought-related illnesses in the Horn of Africa were severely affecting the population, particularly women and children. Full text...

  • Millions in Ethiopia face food shortage, report warns
    03 october 2002 20:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) report issued Thursday by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) warned that Ethiopia could face an unprecedented drought that would leave 14 million people in desperate need of food aid. Full text...

  • USAID warns of impending famine in Ethiopia
    03 october 2002 17:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- United States Agency for International Development's Early Warning System warned Thursday 14 million people would need food aid in Ethiopia due to an unprecedented drought. Full text...

  • Drought leaves Zambia on the brink of a food crisis
    14 january 2002 17:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Much of Zambia is currently at risk of food shortage as a result of a devastating drought, which has seen farmers re-plant fields at great cost with little hope of any meaningful yields. Full text...

  • Report catalogues Kenya's losses in 2000 drought
    30 october 2001 19:15:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will require at least 480 million US dollars to recover from the unprecedented drought that hit the country last year, according to a report on the disaster launched in Nairobi Tuesday. Full text...

  • Heavy rains force expansion of WFP food airlift in Sudan
    05 september 2001 08:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Heavy rains which are rendering roads in many parts of Sudan impassable, have forced the UN World Food Programme to expand its food airlift to new locations in order to reach some 200,000 people cut off from help. Full text...

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