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(Vatican Radio) Zimbabwe is one of several Southern African countries affected by the El Niño weather system that’s led to unusual weather patterns and 21 million people in need of food aid.

In some of the worst-hit parts of the country, between a half and two-thirds of households are going hungry.

The situation is expected to get even worse in the coming months as the ‘lean’ season started months too early after crops failed in the devastating drought.

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Caritas feeding school children in drought-stricken Zimbabwe

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