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17 year old Nomtombi Malinga wakes up at 5 am to collect water miles away

Somalilandsun – An intense drought is currently affecting swathes of southern Africa, making life even tougher for millions of people and for 17-year-old Nomtombi Malinga. 5am is a time alien to most teenagers but not for her because By 5am every morning she has walked up the hill just outside the Maseyisini community where she lives in southern Swaziland to collect water for the day.

Nomtombi and her family used to get their water from the pump in their village, but the intense drought affecting Swaziland means that the pump now only produces a spluttering, muddy mess. “The drought has made life very difficult for me,” says Nomtombi. “There is no rain here, no food either. We are hungry every day.” Continue Reading…

Some 49 million people – many of them children – across Africa will require food assistance within the next year. A food insecure future is the reality facing Nomtombi’s family and their neighbours.

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