Food shortage fears over a drought in southern Africa have prompted Malawi to declare a state of national disaster and Mozambique to issue a “red alert”.

The President of Malawi, Eli Manning Giants Jerseys Peter Mutharika, warned in a statement some people needed aid for all of this year. adidas zx 750 donna

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Three million people are currently receiving food aid in Malawi, according to the World Food Program. Photo credit/BBC

Mozambique raised alert levels for southern and central regions. adidas bounce uomo Zimbabwe, asics tiger pas cher Lesotho and Zambia are also suffering food shortages, nike tn rouge while South Africa says its drought is the worst in a century. Over 10 million people across the region will need food aid in the coming year, Nike Air Max 90 Heren according to the World Food Programme (WFP). ULTRA BOOST Malawi has suffered both flash floods and drought recently, hitting the staple maize crop. Nike Free Rn Flyknit Uomo

“It is very clear that we have [a] food shortage in the country which will affect a considerable number of our fellow citizens,” Mr Mutharika said. The WFP’s David Orr told AFP news agency the worst was still to come. “It will take a long time before the situations improves,” he said. Air Jordan Retro 8 “Any improvement in the next months would be negligible.” Malawi is considered the worst affected among several counties in a struggling region:

  • In Zimbabwe, Andrew Luck Jerseys more than a quarter of the rural population – about 2.8 million people – do not have enough to eat
  • South Africa, normally an exporter, has had to import grain to cover its needs
  • Food prices in Zambia have sharply risen while low water levels at the Kariba dam have hit hydro-electric energy production
    South Africa says its drought is the worst in a century

    South Africa says its drought is the worst in a century

An unusually strong El Nino weather phenomenon has been blamed for the drought,

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