Drought takes toll on Australian farmers

Farmers' depression due to drought-related stress concerns doctors more than farming accidents this year.

    The eastern Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales are in the grip of the most severe drought ever recorded. Some farmers in Australia are having to shoot their cattle because they cannot afford to feed them.

    The financial strain caused by the drought is starting to take a toll on farmers' mental health.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Broken Hill, west of Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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