PBS Newshour: In Drought-stricken Malawi, Rains just Don't Come

PBS Newshour: In Drought-stricken Malawi, Rains just Don't Come

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12/12/16

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. Maize production is down 12.4% and prices have gone up 40% in some areas. The hunger crisis could grow worse in coming months as the hard-hit countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar and Zimbabwe are entering the lean months--6.5 million people(39% of the population) will not have enough food stocks to live on in Malawi alone. CARE CEO Michelle Nunn talks with PBS Newshour about the challenges facing Malawi's farmers and how CARE is helping weather this crisis with drought-resistant seeds. Read more at PBS Newshour.

Credit:  Lucy Beck/CARE

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