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Children/Youth
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Education
We're a volunteer, grassroots nonprofit that works to improve literacy in rural areas of Africa by providing access to information and books through the development of small libraries.

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Health
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Approximately three-fourths of Lesothoâ's population relies on subsistence and small-farming agriculture for their livelihoods.1 Thus, Lesothoâ's economy is very vulnerable to the negative effects of increasing climate change. Lesotho currently lacks the cohesive climate change policy and strategy necessary to mitigate the changes.2 Droughts and limits on the hydroelectricity sector have increased the amount of water-borne diseases and the frequency of intense weather events.3 The UNDP has begun to institute pilot projects that will help Lesotho navigate the climate changes.4

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1 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/lt.html
2 http://www.undp-aap.org/countries/Lesotho
3 Ibid
4 Ibid
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Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Lesotho
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Lesotho News

Independent Online 
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane today announced that he is getting married again, inviting delegates at the SADC summit ... See more..
Nyasa Times 
Lesotho deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing hailed the Malawian born preacher for the gesture. The leader and founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) made the heartfelt gesture as part of his ongoing K1 billion Southern Africa Development ... See more..
News24 
Bloemfontein – A 9-year-old girl from Lesotho has testified in the Free State High Court about how she was raped by a Danish gun shop owner from Bloemfontein in whose house police found severed clitorises in a freezer. Peter Frederiksen, who made ... See more..
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Eyewitness News 
PRETORIA - Regional leaders will be turning the security spotlight on Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the 37th summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Pretoria this week. The 15-nation group has ... See more..
Stuff.co.nz 
In a new documentary, Prince Harry talks about leaving his rebellious days behind and focusing on making a difference. See more..
Law360 (subscription) 
Law360, New York (August 14, 2017, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The High Court of Singapore on Monday set aside an arbitral award issued to South African investors who claimed their mining leases had been expropriated by the Kingdom of Lesotho, a decision that ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
WFP, the Ministry of Health and the Clinton Health Access Initiative finalized the protocol on the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme evaluation study titled Addressing Childhood Stunting in Lesotho. The goal is to determine whether the WFP's ... See more..
Healio 
A universal treatment program has increased by 79% the average monthly number of people initiating HIV therapy at a group of relief sites in Lesotho, according to a CDC epidemiologist. The increase was seen in preliminary results of the program known ... See more..
News24 
Cape Town – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who doubles as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) regional facilitator in Lesotho, has ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
The drought response in Lesotho is one of the best funded emergency responses in the Eastern and Southern African region against the financial requirements. The Government of Lesotho (GoL) has committed around USD 23 million through humanitarian ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, an enclave of South Africa
Area

Total 30,355 sq km
Land 30,355 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

temperate; cool to cold, dry winters; hot, wet summers
Natural Resources

water, agricultural and grazing land, diamonds, sand, clay, building stone ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

population pressure forcing settlement in marginal areas results in overgrazing, severe soil erosion, and soil exhaustion; desertification; Highlands Water Project controls, stores, and redirects water to South Africa

Demographics

Nationality
Basotho
Population
1,936,181 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Small, mountainous, and completely landlocked by South Africa, Lesotho is a least developed country in which about three-fourths of the people live in rural areas and engage in subsistence agriculture. Lesotho produces less than 20% of the nation's demand for food. Rain-fed agriculture is vulnerable to weather and climate variability; an estimated 725,500 people will require food assistance in 2012/13. The distribution of income in Lesotho remains inequitable. Lesotho relies on South Africa for much of its economic activity. Lesotho imports 90% of the goods it consumes from South Africa, including most agricultural inputs. Households depend heavily on remittances from ...See More family members working in South Africa, in mines, on farms and as domestic workers, though mining employment has declined substantially since the 1990s. Government revenue depends heavily on transfers from South Africa. Customs duties from the Southern Africa Customs Union accounted for 44% of government revenue in 2012. The South African Government also pays royalties for water transferred to South Africa from a dam and reservoir system in Lesotho. However, the government continues to strengthen its tax system to reduce dependency on customs duties and other transfers. Access to credit remains a problem for the private sector. The government maintains a large presence in the economy - public expenditures accounted for 55% of GDP in 2010 and the government remains Lesotho's largest employer. Lesotho's largest private employer is the textile and garment industry - approximately 36,000 Basotho, mainly women, work in factories producing garments for export to South Africa and the US. Diamond mining in Lesotho has grown in recent years and may contribute 8.5% to GDP by 2015, according to current forecasts. Lesotho's $362.5 million Millennium Challenge Account Compact, which focused on strengthening the healthcare system, developing the private sector, and providing access to improved water supplies and sanitation facilities, will end in September 2013. Despite the 2008/09 global economic crisis, the economy has recovered strongly with growth averaging nearly 5% per year since 2010. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$4.131 billion (2012 est.); $3.972 billion (2011 est.); $3.758 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

21.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 9.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 8.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, wheat, pulses, sorghum, barley; livestock
Industries

food, beverages, textiles, apparel assembly, handicrafts, construction, tourism