30 Sep '15, 11pm

Reading: The drought that is stopping schools: Papua New Guinea’s drought crisis #Climate

Reading: The drought that is stopping schools: Papua New Guinea’s drought crisis #Climate

The drought that is stopping schools: Papua New Guinea’s drought crisis Papua New Guinea is a nation of intense diversity – from the low-lying atoll islands in the far east, to the rugged and deeply remote expanse of mountain highlands of the mainland. It’s across the highlands, where 2.5 million people live, that is now living through a deadly drought. More than 100,000 children have been turned away from schools as there’s just not enough water or food left to run them anymore. After a period of severe frosts in the highlands that killed-off staple food crops, the intense El Niño-driven drought has prevented new crops from growing. There have been reports of deaths from starvation and disease. Much of the highlands are incredibly remote, so getting food relief to these regions is troublesome, and many are worried that the government-relief won’t reach communities in time...

Full article: http://350.org/the-drought-that-is-stopping-schools-papua...

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