Drought tightens grip on S. Mozambique
Posted by feww on January 16, 2012
High temperatures and drought destroying crops in southern Mozambique
Two southern Mozambique provinces of Gaza and Inhambane are plagued by worsening drought and high temperatures, following earlier deluge.
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- Mozambique. Continued worsening drought and heat are destroying crops in two provinces of Gaza and Inhambane [combined population: ~ 3 million] in southern Mozambique.
- In Massangena, the worst-hit district in Gaza Province in southwest of the country, farmers are facing extreme hardship.
- In December 2011, famine was reported in Magude District of Maputo Province and in six districts of Gaza province, where malnutrition in both adults and children became widespread and continues.
- In contrast, the northern and central regions of the country are experiencing excessive rains which are threatening to ruin the crops, Radio Mozambique reported.
- Heavy rains ruined the second harvest season in 2010, and the first season in 2011, followed by the onset of a severe drought in 2011.
- “We first had much rainfall destroying crops, now the drought is destroying crops,” the Administrator of Magude, was quoted as saying.
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