A new report by World Weather Attribution, a group that seeks to quickly determine whether certain extreme weather events were influenced by climate change, concludes that the ongoing drought in Eastern Africa has been made worse by human-induced climate change.

Responding to the analysis, the Jameel Observatory’s Guyo Malicha Roba said that earlier “development gains in the countries have been offset by a long history of natural disasters, famine and disease.”

He further argues that “the food situation in the region’s drylands has addressed by raising money and with food distributions from governments and humanitarian partners, but more work needs to be done to use early-warning systems to respond more quickly to food shocks.”

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More detail on the study from Imperial College London

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