| by Emma Kuruppacherry |
This year East Africa saw its worst drought in 40 years. After over 2 years of insufficient rainfall, famine and water shortages cost many their livelihoods and forced them to leave their homes.
The World Food Program stated that by the end of 2022, around 23 million people in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia were “severely food insecure” which means they had run out of food entirely and went at least a day without eating. However, a new study from a group of extreme-weather scientists revealed that this drought wasn’t a chance accident but a result of intensifying climate change.