Families don’t have enough to eat. The devastating effects of the ongoing drought and increasingly severe weather events are leading to crops failure. 67,500 children are malnourished, and 1.6 million are in desperate need.
The severe food shortage is taking a heavy toll, especially on children under the age of five years, with some 67,500 children facing acute malnutrition. Crops are failing; communities do not have enough food to eat, and cannot produce enough to sell. There is a high risk of negative coping mechanisms. The country is still reeling from the devastating effects of two major cyclones, Cyclone Idai in the central-eastern parts, and Cyclone Kenneth in the northern parts of the country, which hit the country earlier this year.