El Nino Has Caused a Food Shortage in Southern Africa

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Jul 27, 2016

There catastrophe is looming in southern Africa. This year’s historically intense El Nino sparked a region-wide drought that has decimated harvests. The area was already prone to food insecurity, but the extreme nature of this El Nino is causing a humanitarian emergency not experienced in decades. On the line with me to discuss the food crisis in Southern Africa are two officials from the US Agency for International Development, USAID: Dave Harden, the Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conf...more

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