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Lessons Learned From Rwanda's Long Drought: Irrigation Needed, More

Sitting in the doorway of her residential house in the remote Murundi Sector, Kayonza District in Eastern Province, Verena Uwineza is sorting beans for evening meal on a traditional basket.

It is Monday, September 12. By most accounts, everybody has been affected by prolonged drought in this area.

The mother of two is one of more than 47,300 households bearing the brunt of drought that has hit the country, with Kayonza and Nyagatare districts in Eastern Province most affected.

Crops wither under the scorching sun as they try to grow their sprouts.

A'Melody Lee / World Bank

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