Food insecurity crisis accelerating in Southern Africa | Land Portal
Tatenda Mazurura
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Writing in the Daily Maverick Citizen Tatenda Mazurura reports on the finding of the Hunger Hotspots report highlighting that in parts of Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, many people are experiencing a critical hunger situation, with extreme depletion of livelihoods, insufficient food consumption and high acute malnutrition.  

In the DRC more than 15 million people are experiencing acute food insecurity with 4.9 million people struugling to survive at emergency levels. The combination of conflict to control revenues from DRC's lucrative minerals and Covid-19 are exacerabating this situation. Angola on the other hand is strugglig with the worst drought in four decades alongside massive locust outbreaks. Some one million people face food shortages. In Mozambique, conflicts in Cabo Delagdo and successive climate shocks means that 1.9 million people in rura areas face hunger, while Madagascar faces its worst hunger crisis in 40 years.

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