International Response To Southern African Drought ‘Slow,’ The Economist Reports
The Economist: Southern Africa’s drought: Too little, too late
“…The world’s response has been slow and stingy. Emma Donnelly, the coordinator for Britain’s Department for International Development in Zambia, says the migrant crisis in Europe and the war in Syria are straining donors’ capacity and will. Delay is costly: a study by the department in 2012 noted that responding to drought early is several times cheaper than waiting until famine takes hold…” (4/16).