Effect of Drought

The impoverished mountain kingdom of Lesotho has experienced three consecutive years of drought-induced food shortages. IRIN spoke to three people about how their lives have been affected by the crisis. Ishmael Nthlomo, 53, is part of a World Food Programme (WFP) food-for-work project in Tsoeneng, southwest of the capital, Maseru. Along with 244 other able-bodied members of his community, Nthlomo has been involved in constructing a large dam, from which they hope to benefit for years to come.
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