Drought tightens the screws on Zimbabwe’s most vulnerable

Neither crops nor children are growing up healthy.

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Nelia surveys the field where she hoped her crops would grow this year.
Michael Messenger
Published: Wednesday, 04/06/2016 12:00 am EDT

It was the fourth time Nelia had planted; and still, the rains were not enough to germinate her seeds. She had buried her first seeds in the Zimbabwean soil in December. But the regular, predictable rains she remembered from years past never materialized. The second and third crops also failed.

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