More Than 41M People In Southern Africa Food Insecure Due To Drought; 21M Need Immediate Assistance, SADC Says

Reuters: More than 41 million people in Southern Africa face food insecurity: trade bloc
“An estimated 41 million people are food insecure with 21 million people requiring immediate assistance in Southern Africa, a regional economic bloc said on Wednesday, after a drought ravaged the region. The Southern African Development Community director for food, agriculture, and natural resources, Margaret Nyirenda, said in a statement that a new report also showed that nearly 2.7 million children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition…” (Dludla, 6/15).