Thursday, February 23, 2023

Drought Predicted to Worsen in Horn of Africa

 The World Meteorological Organization published on 22 February 2023 an article titled "Another Poor Rainy Season Forecast for Drought Hit Horn of Africa."

Current trends in much of the Horn of Africa are worse than those observed during the drought of 2010-2011.  About 23 million people are now highly food insecure in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia.  Eleven million livestock have already died.  Abnormally low rainfall and warmer temperatures are predicted for much of the region.