Zimbabwe's food situation is moving from a crisis to an emergency because of El Nino-induced drought and the ongoing economic meltdown, the United Nations said. According to U.N. aid agencies and the government, Zimbabwe needs about U.S.$218 million to stave off hunger for about 5.5 million people between now and April 2020, when the next harvest is expected.
Droughts Leave Millions Food Insecure, UN Food Agency Scales Up Assistance
UN News, 19 July 2019
Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe - or around 3.5 million people - dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed… Read more »
A child waits as Plaxedes Chibura prepares sadza — Zimbabwe’s staple food made of corn — in Epworth, Zimbabwe, July 18, 2019.
Agriculture Revival Critically Needed
Zimbabwe Independent, 19 July 2019
Government last week said nearly seven million Zimbabweans, in both urban and rural areas, face starvation due to drought. Read more »
Food Situation Moving Toward Emergency, UN Says
VOA, 19 July 2019
Zimbabwe's food situation is moving from a crisis to an emergency because of El Nino-induced drought and the ongoing economic meltdown, the United Nations said. Read more »
Nearly three weeks since Cyclone Idai struck three of the most vulnerable countries in Southern Africa, needs are rising and humanitarians still don't have a full picture of the ... Read more »
Globally, 821.6 million people - or 11% of the population - suffer from hunger, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report. Africa has the ... Read more »
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