PRESS RELEASE: AUGUST 2016
El Niño drought crisis in Mozambique: Women and girls at greatest riskMaputo, Mozambique – An estimated 87,000 pregnant and lactating women affected by the current drought in Mozambique are in urgent need of nutritional assistance, warns the international humanitarian organisation CARE. “We need to make sure that this drought does not continue to put women and girls at greatest risk. El Niño turns the already dire situations especially of pregnant and lactating women as well as their children into real catastrophes,” says Lise Tonelli, Emergency Team Leader for CARE in Mozambique. Mozambique is currently experiencing its worst drought in 35 years, with two million people affected by food insecurity, water shortages and loss of income. So far, CARE and other organizations can only reach a third of the people in need, as less than a fifth of the required funding for the region has been received so far.
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