A Great Thirst

Smalls, F. Romall
April 2006
Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;4/17/2006, Vol. 74 Issue 22, p6
The article reports on the worst drought faced by more than 7 million people in Africa as of April 2006. They are facing starvation or death because large areas of their homelands have turned into dust bowls. The drought is ravaging the Horn of Africa, an area of East Africa. Millions of people in six countries--Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan--are struggling to survive with little water or food.


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