Hunger stalks southern Africa

Cotilda Shupikai Ngwengwe (left) helping her mother Gladys Chiremba weed her fields in Buhera. Chiremba is among beneficiaries of the 36 three-roomed houses built by the Methodist Development and Relief Agency for those whose homes were destroyed during cyclone Idai last year. The area is now suffering from a chronic lack of rain. – AFP pic, February 14, 2020.

JUST under a year ago, Alice Posha fled her home in the middle of the night and then watched as it was swept away by floods.

The torrential rain came from cyclone Idai, one of the worst storms ever to hit Africa and the fiercest on record to strike Buhera, a district in the usually arid province of Manicaland in eastern Zimbabwe.

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