The UN is preparing for a major famine in South Africa where farmers are struggling with extreme drought and poor harvests. Researchers are putting it down to combined effects of "climate change and an El Nino event."
El Nino was one of the main issues at the first World Summit for Humanitarian Aid in Istanbul. As a result of this weather phenomenon, many African countries are being severely hit by drought, hunger and floods.
The ground is parched, the harvest ruined. Severe drought are bringing hardship to tens of millions of Africans. Aid agencies fear for the worst.
Zimbabwean government is seeking some $1,5 billion (1,4 billion euros) from donors to avert hunger which has affected more than a quarter of the population. However, challenges remain before that money comes along.
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