Africa Prepares for Worst Drought in Decades

Authorities throughout Eastern Africa are preparing and advising the public that the country will be expecting higher temperatures and less rainfall in March and April of this year. Meteorologists believe that the drought is human-caused climate change which is allowing an increase warming in the Indian Ocean and this has caused more cyclones to occur. It worries agricultural workers as this is one of the most severe droughts in forty years! With a major drought in the country, inhabitants will experience an increase in malnutrition, threats to livelihoods and severe risks to over 29 million people living in the area. There is hope in the upcoming months that it will bring rain to the area and potentially provide “wetter than average” seasons.