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Flooding across Eastern Africa has Killed Dozens of People and Displaced Tens of Thousands

Flooding in Kenya over the weekend uprooted scores of homes, decimated hundreds of acres of farmland, and killed at least 15 people in the country, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society. The Horn of Africa is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, with extreme weather events growing increasingly common and intense. Since late 2020, Somalia as well as parts of Ethiopia and Kenya have been suffering the region’s worst drought in 40 years. At the end of 2019, at least 265 people died and tens of thousands were displaced during two months of relentless rainfall in several countries in East Africa.