UN helps Moldova recover from drought

Five UN agencies have banded together to help Moldova recover from last year’s devastating drought, providing emergency aid to vulnerable families and agricultural supplies to help struggling farmers recover.

Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, was struck in 2007 by the worst drought in modern memory. The drought hit 80 per cent of the country’s territory and decimated farming —a particular threat given that Moldova depends on agriculture for one-fifth of its GDP.

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