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18,000 Cut Off by Flooding in British Columbia; Millions of Kenyans at Risk of Hunger Amid Drought

HeadlineNov 19, 2021

In Canada, an estimated 18,000 people remain cut off by floodwaters and mud slides after torrential rains brought what officials have described as a one-in-500-year flood. The crisis is on track to become the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history. The disaster struck the same region that endured record-shattering temperatures and unprecedented wildfires over the summer, brought on by the climate crisis. 

In Kenya, the United Nations warns some 2.4 million people are struggling to find food after a searing drought killed off livestock and led to widespread crop failures. Parts of northern Kenya have received less than 30% of normal rainfall levels.

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