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In pictures: Lesotho's land poverty
Shortages

The valleys of Lesotho may be green, but about 500,000 people - a quarter of the population of this small mountain kingdom - are dealing with food shortages.

Here in the village of Sephapo, near Mohale’s Hoek in the southern lowland region of Lesotho, the rains arrived late this season.

This has created an extra burden on communities already battling with unemployment, overcrowding and disease.

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