Top 10 deadliest natural disasters that shook Africa over time

Mildred Europa Taylor May 4, 2019 at 02:00pm

May 04, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Opinions & Features

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

May 04, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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A girl stands amid the graves of 70 children on the outskirts of Dadaab, a town in Kenya. Pic credit: Wikipedia

Droughts in eastern and southern Africa

Between July 2011 and mid-2012, a severe and massive drought hit the entire East Africa region, particularly in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Eritrea and Djibouti. The situation caused a major food crisis in the region, with parts of southern Somalia being declared official famine zones by the UN. Officials say between 50,000 and 100,000 people, more than half being children under five, died due to the situation.

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