johannesburg - A prolonged drought resulting in a very short time in southern Africa to major food problems . At least 13.5 million people are threatened with starvation . The natural phenomenon El Niño is responsible for the drought.
That the regional emergency coordinator of the United Nations reported in South Africa Thursday. The effects of the climate phenomenon El Niño affects this year especially countries such as Namibia, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana and Zimbabwe and to a lesser extent, South Africa and Madagascar.
The harvests are disappointing, causing prices to skyrocket. Food is thus for many people almost priceless. El Niño occurs every seven years. Because the phenomenon along the equator warmed the waters of the Pacific Ocean, which has an enormous influence on the weather in many parts of the world, sometimes in Europe.