UN Says Zimbabwe Is Facing Another Drought

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that Zimbabwe faces a poor harvest come April 2020 as the country has hitherto received erratic rains.

WFP said in a statement:

This season’s rains are again late and inadequate, with planted seeds having failed to germinate in many areas.

Forecasts of continuing hot and dry weather in the weeks ahead signal another poor harvest in April, putting lives and livelihoods at risk.

Not only is Zimbabwe facing the prospect of a second drought in as many years, but the country is also grappling with the worst economic crisis in a decade.

Runaway inflation, shortages of foreign exchange, fuel and electricity, have become the new normal since the November 2017 military coup that toppled longtime ruler Robert Mugabe.

More: NeZWire

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