World Vision calls on govt to intervene in KZN drought
The drought has also had an impact on other provinces, affecting crops & communities that rely on them.
JOHANNESBURG - Humanitarian aid organisation World Vision is calling on government to intervene more in the drought which has gripped parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
The drought has also had an impact on other provinces like the Free State and Limpopo, affecting crops and the communities that rely on them.
World Vision estimates this has affected as many as half a million people in the areas where they are active.
The NGO's Paula Barnard says, "We are seeing signs that are distressing us around increased illnesses in children such as diarrhea, sores and high incidents of bilharzia. Because they are swimming in stagnant polls of water where cows are drinking and everyone is washing."
She says communities are now more vulnerable and need help from not only the state, but ordinary South Africans.