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Health
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Environment
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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Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Uganda, Kenya
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Lesotho News

MINING.com 
Africa-focused Firestone Diamonds (LON:FDI) aims to recover 300,000 carats from its Lesotho mine by the end of the financial year, as commissioning activities at the operation are largely complete and final ramp up is progressing on track. "While this ... See more..
South African Broadcasting Corporation 
Lesotho's Ministry of Mining believes the country has enough Shale Gas and Coal to catapult its economy. See more..
News24 
WITH autumn upon us, members of the local Smurfs Hiking Club ventured deep into the remote mountain range of Lesotho called the Maluti. The highlights of this adventure included visits to Africa's highest dam wall at 2000m above sea level called Katse ... See more..
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South African Broadcasting Corporation 
“We have been working very hard as you know with Lesotho for a number of years on the whole reform agenda and i am so thrilled to know that so many of the parties I believe it's all of them have signed the pledge to make the reform programme a priority ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
In March, WFP assisted 176,367 food-insecure people with cash and food. 53 percent of the beneficiaries were women. WFP tracking indicates that the average maize prices decreased from M74/12.5kg in January to M72 in February. However, although ... See more..
MFA China 
Answering the questions of the presenter, Ambassador Sun introduced how this book came into being and what the current China-Lesotho relations were like. Ambassador Sun said that the idea of this book was originally inspired by Basotho's celebration of ... See more..
eTurboNews 
The Overland 4×4 Tourism Expedition – a group of 28 international explorers (also known as the Beaume Africa Group) entered the Kingdom of Lesotho on April 18, 2017 through the Sani Pass in the Eastern part of the country, along the Drankensberg ... See more..
Reuters 
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Peninsula Daily News 
PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson County branch of Habitat for Humanity was visited by the Habitat for Humanity director for the nation of Lesotho, a program that is partially funded by donations from Jefferson County. According to Jamie Maciejewski, ... See more..
Finextra 
Central Bank of Lesotho had a legacy system with dated technology that limited its ability to upgrade or add new functionality. The bank's operational efficiency was constrained by integration issues with SWIFT, Electronic Funds Transfers, Central ... 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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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