East African Food Crisis

Drought spells disaster for Somali herders

HARGEISA/GAROWE, 11 February 2016 (IRIN Africa) - Two consecutive seasons of drought across northern Somalia are driving tens of thousands of pastoralists to hunger and debt. full report

Uganda’s Karamoja faces drought emergency

KAMPALA, 19 January 2016 (IRIN Africa) - At least 640,000 people in Uganda’s northeastern Karamoja region – more than half its population – are facing food shortages as a result of a drought-affected harvest. full report

IRIN's Top Picks: President Kagame, land in Burundi, and dead journalists

GENEVA, 1 January 2016 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

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