At least 60% of water sources in the country are unsafe, leaving many families at risk of diarrhoea, UNICEF has said. In its latest update on the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, the United Nations agency said over 1.9 million people were in urgent need of safe drinking water, sanitation and good hygiene. Zimbabwe is facing water shortages, in large part due to climate change and extreme drought in recent years.
Tap water (file photo).
The Herald, 24 January 2020
The poverty situation in Zimbabwe worsened between 2017 and 2019, with urban poverty rising faster as compared to rural while humanitarian assistance coverage of the extreme poor… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Harare Water Bombshell - Deadly Toxins
Zimbabwe Independent, 10 January 2020
Harare City Council (HCC) is pumping into residents' homes water contaminated with deadly toxins, which can potentially trigger liver and central nervous system ailments, an… Read more »
The Harare City Council says it will be able to supply water to the Zimbabwean capital for seven days. The council shut down the Morton Jaffray water treatment plant on Monday due ... Read more »
The water crisis in Zimbawe's second largest city has worsened with the local authority revising weekly water shedding hours from 72 hours to 92 hours. In a stateme Read more »