Monday, October 22, 2012

Southern Africa's food shortages

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has warned that food insecurity and shortages continue to be a chronic problem in southern Africa. 

 “Southern Africa is facing a silent food insecurity emergency,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg said
“In Lesotho, about a third of the population does not have enough food to eat or sell. In Zimbabwe, 1.6 million people are expected to be food insecure and many families are selling their own livestock to cope with this dire situation," Bragg noted.

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