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Millions Facing Hunger, Malnutrition In Zimbabwe Due To Drought, Economy

Associated Press/ABC News: UNICEF Warns of High Malnutrition Rates in Zimbabwe
“The U.N.’s children’s agency says Zimbabwe is facing its worst malnutrition rates in 15 years due partly to drought caused by the El Nino phenomenon. … Zimbabwe, once known as southern Africa’s breadbasket, has increasingly relied on food aid due to persistent drought conditions and a struggling economy. El Nino has caused wetter weather in some areas but drought in parts of eastern Africa like Zimbabwe and Ethiopia…” (3/15).

Reuters: Zimbabwe says up to 4 mln need food aid after drought
“The number of Zimbabweans requiring food aid has risen to 4 million, up from 3 million initially, a state-owned newspaper said on Tuesday, as the southern African nation grapples with its worst drought in more than two decades…” (Dzirutwe, 3/15).

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