As Food Crisis Worsens, Zimbabwe's Children Become Breadwinners

Over 20,000 children have been forced to turn to illegal vending to supplement family incomes as Zimbabwe's economic situation continues to worsen, according to an assessment carried out by the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation, which noted the current harsh economic situation had not spared children. Poverty has reached unprecedented levels, with more than 70% of Zimbabwean children in rural areas living in poverty, a UN study has found, warning that if nothing is done to address food security issues, child poverty will escalate further.

InFocus

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 900 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.