famine (tlala)

In late 2002 and early 2003 famine hit Lesotho. The UN's Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) sent a crop and food supply assessment team to the country. The government of Lesotho had itself just declared a state of famine. In May 2003, there was still an alarming shortage of food in the country. Children suffering from malnutrition and older people are the ones most susceptible to death by famine. For more information, here is a fuller report: Food shortages in Lesotho