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Drought 2017

Extreme weather pattern ranging from drought to excessive rains have raised food dependency in Zimbabwe.

Millions of people across Africa lack access to enough food. In response to adverse food shortages, Zimbabwe’s government declared a state of emergency and launched an appeal for food aid. In east Africa, Somalia is on the brink of famine, and a drought in Kenya has prompted a state of emergency. Northeast Nigeria faces malnutrition, and famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. Tens of millions of people across the continent ― many of whom are children ― lack enough food to eat. VOA Zimbabwe provides ongoing coverage of this critical story here and across Africa in VOA's special report 'Hunger Across Africa.'