Last year, the southern African country of Zimbabwe was hit by the worst drought in decades which along with hyperinflation caused the worst food crisis in ten years.
The Faroese Red Cross is supporting the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society in the implementation of Forecast-based Action.
The FbA uses meteorological data along with risk analysis to predict drought and dry spells. With the help of this, they are able to prepare for the hazards ahead of time. Hence FbA can help prevent famine, the Red Cross Faroe Islands says.
Red Cross Faroe Islands has donated 300.000 DKK to the FbA project in Zimbabwe.