El-Niño in Zimbabwe: Responding to the Crisis

Jul 2016

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought driven by one of the strongest El Niño events recorded in the past 50 years. Across large swathes of Zimbabwe, this year’s rainfall season has so far been the driest in recent years. The effects of the El Niño induced drought will continue to be felt across the different sectors of —agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, health and education. It is however projects like these, that will be required to assist vulnerable families to restore agricultural production, regain their livelihoods and better withstand future climatic shocks.