Below, part two of our “Crisis in the Horn of Africa” series. This episode is called “Drought Zone,” and was reported by Seb Walker and shot by Singeli Agnew (in Kenya) and Thierry Humeau and Bob Cherouny in DC and NYC.
This episode of Al Jazeera Fault Lines, “Horn of Africa Crisis: Drought Zone” aired last night at 2230 GMT/ 5:30p EST.
The worst drought in sixty years has thrown more than 13 million people across the Horn of Africa into crisis.
In Kenya, those already living in the greatest precarity have been pushed even closer to the edge.
In the arid lands, deadly inter-tribal conflict is escalating as pastoralists compete over increasingly scarce resources, as climate change accelerates drought cycles.
As weather patterns become increasingly unpredictable, small scale farmers are struggling to grow enough food.
And in Nairobi’s poorest neighborhoods, residents are reduced to eating one meal a day, as the price of food spirals out of reach.
As world leaders discuss climate policy in Durban, Fault Lines travels through Kenya’s drought zone. In the second part of a two-part series, we ask how US policies intersect with drought and hunger, and how the United States is responding to the emergency in the Horn of Africa.
All episodes of Al Jazeera Fault Lines are on YouTube here.