Nearly 30M People Facing Food Insecurity In Southern Africa, U.N. Food Agencies Warn

News outlets report on a press statement from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme on decreasing food security in southern African nations.

Associated Press: U.N. says food needs increasing in southern Africa
“Poor harvests across much of southern Africa mean that nearly 30 million people will struggle to get adequate nutrition in the months ahead, the United Nations said Monday…” (Torchia, 10/19).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies expand operations in southern Africa as poor harvests deepen food insecurity
“…Lesotho and southern parts of Angola and Mozambique face food insecurity. Areas facing immediate threats are Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar, where severe crop failure due to extended dry spells, extensive flooding, and impactful tropical storms have resulted in increasing food insecurity…” (10/19).