Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe declare 2019 drought an emergency

Southern Africa is having one of the worst droughts in years, with over 40 million people expected to face food insecurity due to livestock and crop losses. Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Zimbabwe have declared this year’s drought an emergency. As Mqondisi Dube reports from Botswana’s village of Gamodubu, drought is so frequent that the government plans to stop calling it an emergency and instead make drought a part of the national budget.

Source: -Published on 3 Dec 2019, 15:24

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