Why is the impact of drought usually greater in LEDCs than in MEDCs?

MEDCs do not rely on produce from their own country to feed their population, and instead, import a lot of it from other countries. Therefore, in a drought they are still able to feed their population despite decreased agricultural yields. By contrast, in LEDCs, where often many more people are farmers and are self-sufficient, droughts can lead to starvation and potentially death. Poor infrastructure and transport links, which are far more common in LEDCs than MEDCs, also means that aid cannot rapidly and effectively reach affected areas. Furthermore, in MEDCs people often have small amounts of savings and are able to deal with any economic losses that result from a drought, whilst in LEDCs this is not often the case. On a larger scale, governments in MEDCs also have more money at their disposal than LEDCs, which can be used to cope with the impacts of drought.