Food crisis in Lesotho.

The tiny Kingdom of Lesotho--an enclave in Southern Africa completely surrounded by South Africa--like many countries in the region is experiencing extreme drought. The drought has seriously threatened the country's food security, and doubled the price of staple foods such as maize. According to the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) (July 18, 2007), an independent news agency sponsored by the United Nations and reporting on development issues worldwide, prominent international agencies specializing in food issues have confirmed that a food crisis exists.

In addition to the food crisis, informal...

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