According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) the hunger the country is facing will persist till 2021. The report from FEWSNET also said food aid requirements will persist even after the harvest, the population’s food needs will not be fully satisfied as food security will be stressed.
The report reads in part:
The population in need of humanitarian assistance across Southern Africa will remain high throughout 2020. In worst-affected areas of the region, Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes will likely persist during the post-harvest period.
In late 2020, at the start of the 2020/21 lean season, FEWS NET anticipates regional food assistance needs will increase even higher than needs during the first quarter of 2020.
There was a severe drought in 2019 that left half the total population in need of food aid.
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