El Nino-Hit Southern Africa Seeks $2.7 Billion in Drought Aid

  • Five of SADC’s 15 members declare national emergencies
  • About 23 million people in urgent need of assistance

Southern African countries will start an appeal for $2.7 billion to cope with the effects of the region’s worst drought in more than three decades that’s left 23 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

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