Following armed clashes between government forces and opposition fighters, many Mozambicans have fled from Tete province to a refugee camp in neighboring Malawi. In addition, one of the worst droughts in living history is worsening the situation.
At least 70 people were killed in a fuel truck explosion in Mozambique on Thursday. It is unclear whether the truck was ambushed or selling fuel at the time.
Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has declared a state of national disaster over food shortages caused by erratic climate conditions. It is one of several African countries affected by El Nino.
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 southern African regional bloc SADC has declared the persistent drought a regional disaster. More than 40 million people in the region urgently need assistance.
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