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Southern African nations to receive insurance payouts from historic drought

African Risk Capacity (ARC) has revealed that Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are likely to receive insurance payouts from the ongoing drought in the region, which is one of the worst in decades.

In a recent meeting between ARC and its partners, stakeholders reportedly discussed the response to the drought emergency, intending to minimise the impact on the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable.

According to ARC, the drought is yet more evidence of the impact of climate change, exacerbated by El Niño, a weather pattern of unusually warm water on the surface of the Pacific Ocean that is leading to higher temperatures and lower rainfall across southern Africa.


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