In the Somali region — one of the worst affected — the malnutrition rate jumped 64 percent in the past year, according to Save the Children.
The introduction of greenhouse farming to drought-ridden Dharjaale, a village in eastern Somalia, has allowed people to benefit from an alternative source of income.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud uses his inauguration ceremony to seek international aid as famine approaches the drought-hit East African country.
Dust storms are travelling thousands of kilometres, carrying pathogens such as meningitis or distributing fungi as well as causing acute or chronic respiratory complications.
As violence aggravates existing crises, 15% of Burkina Faso's population is currently faced with food insecurity, and 1 in 10 children suffer from malnutrition, says the Red Cross.
Water usage jumped nearly 19% in March, which was one of the driest months on record, officials say, as residents defy pleas for conservation.
Much of the southwestern US has been in the grips of drought for decades and warmer temperatures have combined with spring winds to make for dangerous fire conditions.
Government officials, as well as company and factory workers, were "actively joining the fight in drought-prone regions," according to Rodong Sinmun newspaper.
If water cuts are applied, they will only be in one sector of the city at a time and for a maximum of 24 hours, according to the authorities.
Destroying crops, killing livestock, Eastern Africa’s worst drought season in decades has led to famine and the mass displacement of people across Somalia.
Visitors found partially collapsed roofs, bricks and wooden debris that once made up doors or beams, and even a drinking fountain with water still streaming from a rusty pipe.
People in several regions of the Horn of Africa country are heading for various towns and cities in search of water and food, further testing the government’s frail response.
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