Hacking Hunger Episode #24: Averting Catastrophe in Mozambique (Part 2)

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Podcast Summary

When a historic drought struck Mozambique last year, the nation’s farmers found themselves plunged into hunger. So how did the U.N. World Food Programme help pull the country back from the brink? On the last of a two-part series, WFP USA's M.J. Altman shares five unique voices in Mozambique—a farmer, an aid worker, a teacher, a student and a father—who found themselves on the front lines of this slow-motion natural disaster and a massive and artfully timed humanitarian operation that saved millions of lives, including theirs. BONUS EXCLUSIVE: Listen to a special message from the head of the Chinhancane Primary School in Mozambique.

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Guest Bio: Milton Machel

Milton Machel is a Communications Officer with the U.N. World Food Programme. Milton is a former journalist who grew up in Maputo City, the capital of Mozambique.

Guest Bio: Ivone Francisco Timane

Ivone Francisco Timane is a farmer in the rural area of Magude. She has lived in her community for all of her life and witnessed firsthand the impact of a historic drought sweeping Central and Southern Mozambique last year.

Guest Bio: Linda Paulo Mondlane

Linda Paulo Mondlane is a 5th grade teacher at the Chinhancane Primary School in Massingir. She moved to the area when she was six years old and has taught at the school for the last eight years.

Guest Bio: Fulgencia Alexandre Chongo

Fulgencia Alexandre Chongo is a 12-year old student at the Chinchancane Primary School.

Guest Bio: Jeremias Manuel Ngughoa

Jeremias Manuel Ngughoa is a cobbler in the rural area of Chokwe.