Drought in West Africa: No rain in Niger - There was hardly any rain last year in the Sahel. Consequently, the poor harvest meant that this spring there were hardly any seeds to plant in the West African region. Moreover, the inhabitants have very little energy. Over the past few months, food prices at certain village markets have doubled. Many farmers have been forced to sell off their last animals to buy millet or corn. Over 10 million people lack water. The ongoing political unrest makes it unlikely that there will be an improvement in the situation. Climate: The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) - In the mountains of Lesotho, a kingdom in southern Africa, a complicated system of dams and underground water pipelines has developed over the past few years. Lesotho provides water for the South African region of Gauteng, which has over 12 million inhabitants. Clean, climate-friendly power is also being produced at an underground hydroelectric station, which covers about 90 percent of Lesotho's energy needs. The sales of water and energy are Lesotho's main source of revenue. The money is invested in the poor country's infrastructure and other important projects. At the same time, the arid area around the region of Gauteng can plan for climate change. Indonesia: The Eviction of Orangutans - There are currently an estimated 5,000 to 7,000 Sumatra orangutans left. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists them among the "World's 25 Most Endangered Primates". The main reason is deforestation to make way for agriculture and illegal logging. PT Kallista Alam is thought to have deliberately and systematically broken Indonesian law to convert parts of the Tripa forest into a palm oil plantation. This was discovered as part of an investigation conducted by the environmental protection authorities as part of a billion-dollar deal with Norway to preserve the Indonesian forests. Some 200 orangutans in the Tripa forest are currently at risk.