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Southern Africa’s Dire Food Situation Grows Worse

Southern Africa's lengthy drought has gotten worse, aid officials say, and 13.8 million people are now staring down hunger as the lean season starts in the region. These months before the next harvest are critical, says humanitarian coordinator Timo Pakkala.  Food supplies are critically low because of poor harvests caused by the El Niño weather phenomenon, which has wrought havoc in the region since 2015. “Now we are at the peak of the lean season, meaning that we still have...

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