28 Mar 2016 description
World + 12 othersOctober 2015 to January 2016 was the driest in 35 years in many parts of southern Africa
report — Famine Early Warning System Network
Significant January rains were received in drought-stricken areas, helping to reduce rainfall deficits. The overall benefit was however diminished by very high temperatures.
05 Feb 2016 description
report — World Food Programme
On average, harvests were 21 percent lower than the 2013/14 season. In total, the cereal deficit for the region is 7.9 million tonnes for the 2015/2016 marketing year.
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