drought http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19952/all en East African drought uproots thousands http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5670700 <p> East Africa refugees seeking food and water also risk encounters with Somalia&#39;s Islamist militants who might use the disguise of refugees to enter Kenya.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5670700" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa drought Kenya refugees Somalia Conflict Zones Aid Kenya Health Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:11:41 +0000 News Desk 5670700 at http://www.globalpost.com Food arrives for Somali famine victims (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5671756 <p> Thousands of malnourished Somali refugees received some relief from the first of many expected food airlifts to arrive in Somalia and Kenya.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5671756" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa drought refugees Somalia Aid Kenya Health Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:30:49 +0000 News Desk 5671756 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali refugees flee famine and war (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5672090 <p> NAIROBI &mdash; Somali refugees fleeing famine and war, seek food and shelter at Kenya&#39;s overcrowded Dadaab refugee camp. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5672090" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa drought Kenya refugees Somalia Kenya Tue, 02 Aug 2011 20:09:00 +0000 News Desk 5672090 at http://www.globalpost.com Somalia famine grows, 12.5 million at risk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110802/somalia-famine-intensifies-and-spreads-millions-at-risk-starvati <p> NAIROBI &mdash; The Horn of Africa, parched by the worst drought in 60 years, has 12.4 million people facing severe food shortages and in desperate need of aid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110802/somalia-famine-intensifies-and-spreads-millions-at-risk-starvati" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa drought Somalia Wed, 03 Aug 2011 10:52:00 +0000 Tristan McConnell 5672109 at http://www.globalpost.com Cowpocalypse: Prepare for the largest-ever drop in livestock herds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120719/cows-drought-morgan-stanley The news: We are in for a big burn on prices, as record heat and drought roasts corn and soybean crops into oblivion.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120719/cows-drought-morgan-stanley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drought Business Global Economy United States Thu, 19 Jul 2012 21:26:00 +0000 Rob Wile, Business Insider 5712613 at http://www.globalpost.com 2012 Elections: Fear and loathing in the heartland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/elections-drought-fear-and-loathing-the-heartland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Politics and nature pummel America’s midsection. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jean MacKenzie </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>IOWA CITY, Iowa &mdash; Scorching heat and a searing drought have made this one of Iowa&rsquo;s worst summers on record. The corn is barely knee-high is some places, and analysts are predicting <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-07-17/iowa-corn-pork-producers-warn-of-droughts-impact">f</a><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-07-17/iowa-corn-pork-producers-warn-of-droughts-impact">inancial disaster</a> for the state if the trend does not break soon.</p> <p>But stunted plants and hungry cattle are not Iowa&rsquo;s main affliction in this long, hot season, say residents. Rather, it is the attack ads that run constantly on local media.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are being bombarded,&rdquo; said Kathryn, a fifty-something professional woman who has lived in Iowa for decades. &ldquo;You cannot turn on the TV without seeing them.&rdquo;</p> <p>Iowa is a &ldquo;swing state.&rdquo; Although recent polls in the state give President Barack Obama a slight lead over his challenger, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the race is too close to call. That&rsquo;s made this small agricultural state the focus of unusually intense <a href="http://www.270towin.com/states/Iowa">political activity</a>.</p> <p>Obama <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwYwdt8uLNA">visited</a> Cedar Rapids just a week ago to drum up support for his proposal to extend tax cuts for the middle class; his visit to the home of Jason and Ali McLaughlin was widely publicized.</p> <p>Romney made Iowa stops during his four-day &ldquo;Every Town Counts&rdquo; bus tour, drawing fire from protesters along the way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/highway-2012/elections-drought-fear-and-loathing-the-heartland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drought Americas Elections Highway 2012 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:32:49 +0000 Jean MacKenzie 5712737 at http://www.globalpost.com Calculating global hunger and food prices (DATA) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120724/2011-global-hunger-index-data <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">As heat waves and historic drought afflict crucial crop-producing regions in the US, farmers and consumers are bracing for a critically low harvest that will likely drive food prices sky-high.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">Data for the past decade show the alarming rise in cost of some of the world&#39;s most essential crops.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/120724/2011-global-hunger-index-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drought Need to Know Food & Drink Aid Health Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:05:00 +0000 Kyle Kim, International Food Policy Research Institute and HarvestChoice 5713176 at http://www.globalpost.com In Depth Series: What America's drought means for the world http://www.globalpost.com/series/depth-series-what-americas-drought-means-the-world The United States is suffering its worst drought in 50 years. Yes, that's bad news for Americans. But what happens in the parched fields and prairies of the Midwest can affect people, prices and political stability worldwide. In this reporting series GlobalPost correspondents and editors investigate what America's drought means for the rest of our hungry and increasingly worried planet. drought Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5713314 at http://www.globalpost.com Drought hits European grain production http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120725/drought-EU-prices <p>IRSINA, Italy &mdash; Although conditions are far from nearing the dramatic situation in the US Midwest, the weather has dashed hopes that bumper yields in Europe would make up for shortages in America and arrest the growth of world grain prices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120725/drought-EU-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drought The Drylands Europe Global Economy Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:00:16 +0000 Paul Ames 5713449 at http://www.globalpost.com Cruel season for some, windfall for others http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/120725/drought-food-prices-latin-america-mexico-argentina-brazil <p>There are two breadbaskets in the Western Hemisphere, and while the one in North America withers, the one down south could be cashing in. Across northern Mexico and much of the Midwestern United States, the worst drought in 50 years has blitzed crops and decimated livestock. Futures for corn, wheat and soybeans are soaring to record highs on world markets as other key grain-producing regions also go dry this season. Latin America&rsquo;s biggest beneficiaries are likely to be the big Southern Hemisphere farmers of Brazil and Argentina. But the region&rsquo;s most vulnerable countries could be facing a new season of hunger, economists and food security experts warn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/global-economy/120725/drought-food-prices-latin-america-mexico-argentina-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Argentina drought Brazil Global Economy Mexico United States Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Nick Miroff 5713452 at http://www.globalpost.com How Brazil keeps people alive while crops and livestock die (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/140212/drought-northeast-sertao-bolsa-familia-welfare <p>SERRA TALHADA, Brazil &mdash; Subsistence farmers across the northeast tell the same story: The drought has cut deeply into their savings, their investments in animals and farmland, but it&rsquo;s never cut into their dinner plates.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/brazil/140212/drought-northeast-sertao-bolsa-familia-welfare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> drought Want to Know Emerging Markets Brazil Politics Culture & Lifestyle Fri, 14 Feb 2014 07:47:00 +0000 Will Carless 6068824 at http://www.globalpost.com