In one of the most sparsely populated regions of the world, the hardy inhabitants are fighting for survival. Mongolia's three million people and forty million animals are now being tested by a brutal winter that followed a drought last summer. Tony Birtley of Al Jazeera English reports how grazing is under threat, and read what sources from Mongolia are saying.
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The Ethiopian government is trying to strengthen local and regional businesses and attract foreign direct investment. Martin Savidge hosts Ethiopian businessman Ermyas Amelga and economics professor Phillip LeBel to discuss how easy it is to do business in Ethiopia and who's investing. LISTEN NOW.
A long and severe drought in the eastern part of Africa has had an effect not only on people, but also on wildlife. Watch a video exploring the drought in Kenya and hear from Dan Rubenstein of Princeton University on the causes of and solutions to drought.
Water -- too much or too little -- is a growing problem for communities worldwide. In Nepal, villagers are struggling with severe drought as rising temperatures melt away the glaciers that supply their fresh water.
China is seeing the consequences of excessive water usage and grazing as millions of acres of fertile farmland transform into desert. The country has relocated some of its farmers. Sean Gallagher of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visits the arid town of Hongsibao in the highlands of north-central China.
China has declared a drought emergency and plans to provide nearly $13 billion in relief money, primarily to aid suffering wheat-growing regions. More than 4 million people face water shortages in the worst drought in 50 years.