Climate change to make droughts longer, more common, says UN

Herders supply water from a borehole to give to their camels during a drought near Kuruti, in Garissa County, Kenya on Oct. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)

The frequency and duration of droughts will continue to increase due to human-caused climate change, with water scarcity already affecting billions of people across the world, the United Nations warned in a report Wednesday.