Thursday, October 29, 2009

East Africa Can't Win

Pray with the People of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Somalia. After months of severe drought in these nations, El Nino is threatening to make things worse by bringing heavy rains and flooding to East Africa. From CNN:

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) -- Heavy rains triggered by El Nino weather patterns could potentially prove devastating for east African nations that have been water-starved for months, the United Nations has warned.

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda are facing mudslides, crop destruction, waterborne diseases and disrupted road networks, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said Friday. Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia could also be affected.

The effects of flooding are expected to be exacerbated because so much greenery has disappeared in the drought.


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