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MOGADISHU, Somalia ― When Nunay Abdi's last goat died and her small piece of land dried up, she set out for the city with her six children in search of food and water. By the time she reached the sout...
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More than 100 people in a single region of Somalia died in just two days this past week because of a crippling drought that has left the country on the brink of famine. Somalia's prime minister, Hassa...
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Even as Bundelkhand shrivels under the onslaught of a prolonged drought, the government is going ahead with a grand scheme to link two major rivers at this southern edge of the Ganga basin. At a time when moisture has fled the land and the rain-fed rivers are down to a trickle, transporting water some 230 km in a canal, irrigating farmland on the way, appears to be a mirage to many.
Bundelkhand, the size of Ireland or Texas at some 700,000 sq km, is home to some of the poorest people in India, an unforgiving land where about half of its 18 million people live under the official poverty line, close to destitution.