In Malawi, Fanny Chilumpha and her children sit down to a lunch of boiled green mangoes.
About 11 million children in east and southern Africa face hunger, disease, and water shortages due to the onset of the strongest El Niño weather pattern in decades, UNICEF said in November.
Families throughout southern Africa have had a particularly rough year since widespread flooding and subsequent drought diminished crop production. They anticipate a dry stretch between October and December.
World Vision leaders in the region say about 29 million people are affected, including 250,000 children sponsored through its programs in 10 countries in southern Africa.
Photo ©2015 World Vision, Charles Kabena