Drought in Africa 2017 - The extent of the problem

Farmers, traders and consumers across East and Southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought that have scorched harvests and ruined livelihoods. The El Niño-driven crisis has increased the malnutrition rates of rural children, and driven up food prices for urban residents. This article for IRIN lists 17 countries struggling to come to terms with the impact of two consecutive years of drought, which has left more than 38 million people at risk this year.

Read the full article here: IRIN