Southern Africa Food Insecurity Worsen

Food shortages are ‘a chronic problem’ in Southern Africa and more than 5.5 million people in eight countries need aid this year, according to the UN

The United Nations deputy humanitarian head says food shortages are ‘a chronic problem’ in Southern Africa and more than 5.5 million people in eight countries need aid this year, a 40 percent increase compared to 2011.

Catherine Bragg, winding up a five-day Southern Africa trip, said worsening food shortages are the result of drought or floods and rising world food prices.

Braag states that in Zimbabwe, 1.6 million people are affected by food shortages and many rural families have begun selling village livestock, often kept as a symbol of status and wellbeing, to cope with the ‘dire situation’.

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Source: 
News24

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