Millions Facing Severe Food Shortages in Rural Zimbabwe

A total of 2.61 million people or 27% of the population in rural Zimbabwe are facing severe food shortages, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) has said. In their latest report, IPC says the food insecurity was primarily due to the shocks and hazards experienced in the country in recent months. These include drought and reduced livelihood opportunities due to restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. In April 2020, the World Food Programme classified Zimbabwe as one of 18 countries in the world that will likely be worse off once the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic loosens its grip on the world.


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