Germany’s widespread drought is causing chaos for the country’s shipping and agricultural industries. This year, some areas saw their warmest-ever summer and lowest-ever rainfall this year, and the country's grain harvest is expected to plummet by over 10 million tons below…

Rising temperatures and worsening droughts are increasingly dehydrating the American West. Arizona’s Zero Mass Water is trying their hand at creating new sources of drinkable water, such as hydropanels strapped to buildings.Ryan Bradley pressed Zero Mass one further,…

Northern Kenya is drying out fast—and scientists warn that they see the “fingerprints of global warming,” writes Somini Sengupta.She wrote this haunting piece after visiting northern Kenya, where pastoralists recalled the droughts of the past—when rain eventually brought…

An increase in child marriage is a startling consequence of climate change. In countries like Bangladesh, where already 52% of girls are married before 18, families anticipating or dealing with financial difficulty from natural disasters like floods, droughts and storms…

Cheaper vaccines and universal health care are needed to curb pneumonia, a scourge that kills 1 million people a year—more than malaria, diarrhea and measles combined, concludes Save the Children.   Amoxicillin treats pneumonia cheaply, but less than 60% of health…

Food scarcity in drought-stricken Central America is at the root of mass migrations to the US, a report released by several global aid groups said this week.   About half of families surveyed in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala faced food insecurity—when supplies are…

The drought in Kenya that has left 2.6 million people in need of food has had another horrific effect: girls are being sent to cities by desperate families to make money as prostitutes.

6 years ago, widespread drought in Somalia caused a devastating famine that killed 250,000. Today, an even worse drought could bring famine back.   In an IRIN news commentary, 10 humanitarian leaders warn that food security, nutrition and health are dwindling, especially in…

In what international aid officials are calling one of the biggest humanitarian disasters since World War II, famines are unfolding in 4 countries—Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen—putting 20 million lives at stake. The simultaneous crises—driven by drought and armed…

Malnutrition, thirst, and hunger are severe problems in Colombia’s La Guajira province. Between 2009 and 2013, malnutrition killed 278 children, according to Colombia's national statistics agency, a shocking 99% of them from the country's largest indigenous tribe, the Wayuu…