Lesotho: 71 000 Basotho a Step Away From Famine – UN

AT least 71 000 out of the half a million food insecure Basotho are “one step away from famine”, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke said as a result, OCHA has launched a US$34 million flash appeal for funds to urgently support 260 000 food insecure Basotho with life-saving interventions up until April 2020.

A flash appeal is issued in the event of major disasters which require a coordinated response which is beyond the capacity…

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