Southern Africa is a source of great people, potential and possibility. It’s also right now a place of great challenge and uncertainty, as extreme weather conditions such as El Niño have produced a severe drought that threatens 40 million people.
Every child has the right to a family, to health and education, and I am one of them. I have the right to dream of the future. I was happy when I entered high school.
The World Food Program has declared its highest level emergency for Southern Africa where drought has destroyed crops and harvests leaving 28 million people in need of emergency food assistance. Malawi is one of the hardest hit countries.
Congressional Staffers Visit Niger with CARE to See How U.S. Investments Are Improving Food Security and Saving Lives
WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2016) – A group of House and Senate Congressional staffers and influencers from the public and private sectors traveled to Niger with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE to see how U.S.
“I have never used a camera before, and I have neither seen myself in a photo or in a mirror”, was one of the first things volunteer Rita said to me when I started my training on photography and storytelling in a small village close to Funhalouro, in the South of Mozambique.
Joaquina and Relia have been neighbors in a little village close to Funhalouro in the Southeast of Mozambique for many years. The two friends spend hours to fetch water every day. Their village has no running water, no electricity and the nearest hospital is hours away.
It is a hot day in Pembe, a small town in the province of Inhambane in the Southeast of Mozambique. In the early morning hours men and women are waiting to queue for a month’s food aid ration. Most of them have walked for hours, others already arrived the day before.
When disaster strikes, it is those with the least support who are some of the most affected. Maya, 54, has had no one but herself to rely on during the recent drought affecting much of Cambodia.