While hunger-related deaths and health complications are on the rise, the government is unable to avert the crisis and aid organisations are asking for help.
Twenty warmest years "all in the last 22," scientists say in a UN report, with weather extremes in 2018 including wildfires in California and Greece, drought in South Africa and floods in Kerala, India.
Local officials blame the mass deaths on drought but critics say the issue at least partly stems from water mismanagement.
Farmers in Australia's eastern states are struggling with extreme aridity that has turned green pastures into dust, with the economies of local towns also suffering.
Heatstroke kills three people in Spain as the most severe heatwave grips the continent with temperatures touching a scorching 45 degrees Celsius in some areas.
Kenyan water resource regulator said on Friday that the dam that burst on a commercial farm in the Rift Valley killing dozens of people was built illegally. The government orders all the other illegal dams to be drained as a precaution.
Rising inequality in developing countries is making it increasingly difficult to deal with climate change. It also risks fuelling social instability.
Aid groups in Somalia used to give out food, but this proved ineffective. So last year they started giving internally displaced people cards or vouchers loaded up with cash instead.
Authorities in the city of four million moved its estimate for "Day Zero" to July 9 from June 4 due to a decline in water usage recently.
Mexico's capital experiences climate extremes as its tropical climate is characterised by wet and dry seasons that cause chronic water over- and
undersupply issues. But a new system could be part of a solution to both floods and droughts.
Some 2.7 million Kenyans are struggling with hunger after the country was hit hard by two years of drought.
Central Kenya has been hit by a wave of violence in recent months as armed cattle-herders searching for dwindling grazing land have driven tens of thousands of cattle onto private farms and ranches.
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