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Drought in East Africa

Drought in Eastern Africa
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Drought in Eastern Africa

In 2005, much of eastern Africa suffered severe drought. Crops and natural vegetation, including grazing land for livestock, withered. Livestock deaths and human food shortages were widespread.

Published Apr 20, 2006

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Drought in East Africa
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Drought in East Africa

For East Africa, 2005 was anything but a normal year. The long rainy season produced little rain, and the short rainy season failed altogether. The drought’s impact on vegetation can be seen in this vegetation index image.

Published Feb 1, 2006

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Drought on the Serengeti Plain
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Drought on the Serengeti Plain

Widespread drought in eastern Africa has withered the grass and other vegetation of northern Tanzania's famous Serengeti Plain in January 2006.

Published Jan 21, 2006

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