SCALE OF DE­STRUC­TION

The East African - - OUTLOOK -

Tem­per­a­tures topped 50°C in Asia, there were record-break­ing hur­ri­canes in rapid suc­ces­sion in the Caribbean and At­lantic, reach­ing as far as Ire­land, and dev­as­tat­ing mon­soon flood­ing and af­fected mil­lions of peo­ple; Drought left more than 11 mil­lion peo­ple ex­pe­ri­enc­ing se­vere food in­se­cu­rity in Ethiopia, Kenya and So­ma­lia; There were also sig­nif­i­cant flood­ing events with loss of life in Sierra Leone, Nepal, In­dia, Bangladesh, Peru and the US main­land.

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