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45 million need urgent food aid in southern Africa: UN

16.1.2020

45 million need urgent food aid in southern Africa : UN

In southern Africa as a whole -- where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the rest of the world -- people are experiencing the worst drought in 35 years, according to the UN.

The worst-hit countries were Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Twenty percent of the population in drought-stricken Lesotho and about 10 percent of Namibians are also suffering from food insecurity.

Across the region, women and children are bearing the brunt of the difficulties.

The WFP plans to provide lean season assistance to 8.3 million people in areas that are grappling with crisis levels of hunger.

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