What effect has drought had on people and the environment in Kenya?

Kenya’s ongoing drought is having a severe effect on the environment, causing a number of changes as lakes dry up and plants and trees suffer. The drought combines with other man made pressures on the ecosystems and has a knock on effect on the people who rely on those environments to sustain them:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8267165.stm

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/08/world/africa/08kenya.html?_r=1

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8057316.stm

There are concerns that problems caused by the drought may ignite tribal violence:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/21/2692148.htm

One of the main ecosystems under threat is the Mau Forest. This report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) explains some of the treats facing the Mau forest; a list to which drought can be added:

http://www.unep.org/dewa/assessments/EcoSystems/land/mountain/MauCrisis/index.asp

Kenya Forests works to find a sustainable future for Kenya’s forest resources:

http://www.kenyaforests.org/

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What is life like in Kibera, Kenya?

Kibera is one of the world’s biggest slums. This home video shows on child’s journey to school:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xvvc6s83Bs&mode=related&search=

How has the political crisis in Kenya affected the tourism industry?

This article shows some of the effects that the political crisis in 2007-8 has had on tourism:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7179577.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7372298.stm