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Photo journal: Struggling to eat

As many as 12m people need food aid across southern Africa, after a lack of rain last year exacerbated by a systematic crisis.

In Malawi, Wizaki Joseph, 47, buried his 21-year-old daughter Serena, a divorced mother of two.

She had gradually succumbed to hunger despite the watery porridge her family begged and borrowed from neighbours in the village of Fombe, in the district of Chikwawa.

Wizaki and his wife Esnat now look after their two young grandchildren aged five and seven.

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