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

Published December 17, 2017

When a historic drought struck Mozambique last year, the nation’s farmers found themselves plunged into hunger. So how did the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) help pull the country back from the brink?

With the country on the edge of disaster last year, the U.N. World Food Programme had no choice but to declare a level three emergency – the agency’s most serious crisis designation. It was a signal that hundreds of thousands of rural farmers might starve if something wasn’t done immediately. Time was running out.

On the second of this two-part series, M.J. hands the mic to 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.