In Southern Africa, Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has secured a joint venture to begin works of one of its two main water transfer facilities.

This document looks at how social protection can be a tool to manage climate risk, with examples from Brazil, Kenya and Lesotho. It discusses how social protection can help bridge the gap between humanitarian and development aid as well as absorb and adapt to climate shocks.

Lesotho is losing 1.9 billion Maloti (US$200 million) a year to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new, country-specific Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study released. This amounts to more than 7 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 23 million farmers in drought-hit Southern Africa need urgent help to prepare for the next planting season with only a few weeks left before it begins, the

Southern African countries have launched an emergency appeal for $2.8bn (£2.1bn) to help feed nearly 40 million people hit by one of the worst regional droughts in 35 years.

Some 18 million people from seven southern Africa countries require emergency food aid, according to the latest report by World Food Programme.

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of children across southern Africa are being pushed out of school and into early marriage or child labor because of drought and hunger cause

The United Nations' food agency said on Thursday it needed $730 million over the next 12 months for relief in seven southern African countries hit hard by a blistering drought and faced a $610 mill

THE number of people struggling to get food in Southern Africa is projected to hit more than 49 million before the end of 2016 as a number of countries declare states of emergency.

Lesotho’s Minister of Energy and Meteorology Selibe Mochoboroane on Tuesday announced that the government has set aside US$130 million to counter the threat of hunger caused by the prevailing prolo

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