Hunger Season Starts in Southern Africa

From empty sky Sat Dec 1 2012, 08:41:00

December is the beginning of the hunger season in Southern Africa. This year will be worse than most after severe drought conditions affected millions of families, particularly in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Lesotho. Prices have sky-rocketed and staple foods are hard to find. Maize prices are up 60 percent in Lesotho and 80 percent in Malawi. Farmers have long since sold off key assets like livestock.

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