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Guides: Poverty in Africa

Last Updated: Thursday June 09 2005 15:33 GMT

Climate change

This maize crop stopped growing because of a lack of water
This maize crop stopped growing because of a lack of water
The chance of drought occurring in Africa has doubled from every six years to every three years.

Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Sudan have not had a major rainfall for years.

And when the rain comes, it can result in flash floods, destroying crops and homes.



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