[QODLink]
Inside Story
Africa's drought: Is weather or war to blame?
As up to 12 million people face famine, we ask what has caused the Horn of Africa's worst drought in 60 years?
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2011 12:45



The Horn of Africa is in the middle of its worst drought in more than 60 years with up to 12 million people facing famine. A prolonged dry season has led to crop failures and food shortages in parts of Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Somalia.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in search of food, many heading for what has become the world's largest refugee camp.

In this show we ask: Why is this particular region so vulnerable to drought and famine? Is the reason weather or war?

Inside Story, with presenter Mike Hanna, discusses with guests: Daphne Wysham, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and a climate policy analyst; Aly Khan Satchu, a financial analyst and CEO of Rich Investments; and Alan Tomlinson, the emergency programme co-ordinator at Care International.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
People are starving in southern Somalia while relief efforts are blocked by government and rebel fighting.
Some scientists say authorities in favour of nuclear energy tend to deny the negative results of researchers.
Report on child sex abuse in British Asian community highlights issues that may affect the entire nation.
Taliban makes quick gains in Afghanistan with little opposition from Afghan army as US withdrawal begins.
Experts from Minamata, Japan check for signs of mercury illnesses in Ontario, Canada.
join our mailing list