Photo Essays

China's Drought

A shortage of rainfall in China's southwest has left millions without water

A Parched Land, A Starving People

Drought has cast its shadow over the Horn of Africa. Three years of scant rainfall in Ethiopia has left the land parched, killing livestock and resulting in the...

Keeping Africa's Deserts at Bay

Fed by drought, Africa's deserts are spreading, bringing with them hunger, disease and conflict. Can new innovations keep the desert from...

A Thirsty Land

The decade-long dry that blights parts of southern Australia was recorded by some of the country's best documentary photographers. Their work will be on show in...

The Famine the World Forgot

Caught between war and natural disaster, refugees from Afghanistan's endless infighting now find themselves further trapped by a relentless winter and an aid...