Vast regions of sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from the worst drought conditions on record. Nine out of 10 people there depend on farming or fishing.
In East Africa, in South Sudan, there is a more critical state of affairs: It has suffered scorching droughts while many parts of this country are actually still inundated from flooding late last year. More than two-thirds of the country’s 11 million people now face acute food insecurity.
In this reporting project, we talk to workers, many of them women, who are trying hard to survive the ravages of extreme climate. And we find climate scientists and on-the-ground helpers who are advising them on possible solutions.