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The World’s First Climate Change Refugees

by | 22nd, September 2009

6312793 CLIMATE change, aka global warming, is hitting Africa hard, What used to be called weather is now a sure sign of impending doom. Richard North reports:

“Climate change is here, it is a reality”, reports John Vidal . As one devastating drought follows another, the future is bleak for millions in east Africa, he writes.

Describing the pitiful scenes, he recounts how, after three years of disastrous rains, the families from the Borana tribe, who by custom travel thousands of miles a year in search of water and pasture, have unanimously decided to settle down.

Back in April, they packed up their pots, pans and meagre belongings, deserted their mud and thatch homes at Bute and set off on their last trek, to Yaeblo, a village of near-destitute charcoal makers that has sprung

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