The devastating consequences of the climate crisis are hitting southern Africa hard – and it’s set to get worse in the next few months.
Some parts of the region have had their lowest rainfall since 1981, while others have endured cyclones, crop-eating pests and diseases.
Today, more than 9.2 million people don’t have enough food. This figure is expected to grow to 12 million, at the peak of the lean season (October 2019 to March 2020).
Pregnant women, new mothers and children, as well as the elderly and those with disabilities are most vulnerable.
Not enough to survive
The number of acutely malnourished children in parts of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Angola is growing.