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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Deforestation, climate change magnify East African drought

Deforestation, climate change magnify East African drought

Date : 16th January 2006, Source : ENS



NAIROBI, Kenya, January 16, 2006 (ENS) - The relentless drought across East Africa is deepening because of global climate change as well as the continuing destruction of forests, grasslands, wetlands and other critical ecosystems, the UN Environment Programme is warning. Rainfall over the past year has been poor and the recent rainy season of October to December 2005 was dismal, the Kenyan Meteorological Services reported. Kenya is one of four drought-striken countries that are the focus of concern.

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