Dry Struggle in the South - Mozambique & Cape Town's #WaterCrisis

While Cape Town prepares for #DayZero when taps run dry, rural Mozambique has had access to only unhygienic river water and even that runs dry in the hotter months. Now the World Food Programme has issued a bleak assessment of how the dry spell in Southern Africa will affect South Africa and Mozambique - as well as Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Madagascar - in terms of food and nutrition in the next year to 15 months. Not even "above-average rainfall" will save the region...

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Ajida, 14, walks home after collecting water in Mococorene, Nampula province.

Mozambique underwent a civil war that led to extreme poverty and severely unhealthy living conditions. In addition, floods and earthquakes exacerbate the growing water crisis. With the 22nd highest child mortality rate in the world, every year 82,000 children in Mozambique don't make it to the age of five. Recently, Mozambique has made incredible strides toward development, and providing access to clean water is a major priority.

Mozambique underwent a civil war that led to extreme poverty and severely unhealthy living conditions. In addition, floods and earthquakes exacerbate the growing water crisis. With the 22nd highest child mortality rate in the world, every year 82,000 children in Mozambique don't make it to the age of five. Recently, Mozambique has made incredible strides toward development, and providing access to clean water is a major priority.

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