The 10 Driest Places on Earth

While water shortages in the U.S. make headlines, nearly 3 billion people globally suffer from droughts
Eritrea Photo: Matej Hudovernik/Shutterstock
Drought
Ethiopia
Eritrea
Somalia
South Sudan
Uganda
Southern Afghanistan
North Korea
India drought
Iran
Morocco
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Eritrea

Once referred to as a hidden gem for tourists, years of drought is taking a toll on Eritrea’s population. Almost 1.3 million people are affected, UNICEF says. A recent BBC article estimates two out of three residents are going hungry due to years of drought conditions. The problem is also growing worse as climate change has created more frequent periods of drought in that country.