This article was originally published on The Daily Vox.
South Africa is in the middle of its worst drought since 1982, millions of households are facing water shortages and the cost of basic food staples like maize meal has shot through the roof. Extreme weather phenomenon El Niño has returned with a vengeance and we aren’t the only country feeling its effects. STUART LEWIS rounds up five other places dealing with the effects of El Niño.
El Niño is an extreme weather phenomenon that occurs regularly every couple of years.
Some of the worst El Niños on record have also coincided with the with drought in South Africa in 1982 and the previous hottest year on record in 1998. But this year’s one is the worst on record and has crippled South Africa with the worst drought since 1982.
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