Hacking Hunger – Episode 23: On the Brink in Mozambique (Part 1)

Published November 14, 2017

A year ago, Mozambique was on the edge of disaster. Successive droughts after decades of instability meant the country’s farmers had almost nothing to harvest—or feed their families.

Mozambique is notoriously plagued by extreme weather. Cyclones batter its coast and many of its rivers are prone to flooding. That is, of course, only when it rains. This is a story of how one of the poorest countries in the world, a country on the front lines of extreme weather, pulled itself back from the brink.

In the first in a two-part series, M.J. takes you to the country’s urban streets and rural farms, introducing you to five Mozambicans who recount how their lives intertwined with a historic humanitarian crisis that left the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with no choice but to sound the alarm.