A convoy carrying French troops in Niger opens fire against locals in Téra, Tillabéri Region, who were protesting against the French presence in the country, killing two people and wounding 18 others.
A report by Amnesty International citing other organizations says that an increasing number of children are being killed and abducted as the conflict in Niger, mainly in the Tillabéri Region, worsens near the border with Mali and Burkina Faso. The report says that "a generation is growing surrounded by death and destruction" and denounces "gross abuses" by ISIL and Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin. The report urges the government and international partners to "take action".
A historic drought develops in the Balkans causing severe losses to agriculture. Towns in Serbia introduce water restrictions while scorching temperatures fuel hundreds of fires. Russia stations a second fire fighting aircraft to help in Niš.
The Government of the People's Republic of China acknowledges that there are "urgent problems" associated with the country's Three Gorges Dam project, as it is linked to soil erosion, earthquakes, drought and social upheaval.
The United Nations states Niger faces its worst hunger crisis in history, worse than 2005 when thousands of people were left to starve to death. [https:--www.bbc.co.uk-news-world-africa-10976093 (BBC)] [http:--www.mercurynews.com-nation-world-ci_15778867?nclick_check=1 (AP via "San Jose Mercury News")]date=August 2019