Eight Million Zimbabweans Will Need Food Aid in 2021

An estimated 7.9 million people, including 4.1 million children, will urgently require humanitarian assistance in 2021, due to food insecurity, health crises, the impact of Covid-19, and economic deterioration. Nearly 5.5 million people in rural areas are food insecure, and acute malnutrition has increased from 3.6% in 2019 to 4.5% in 2020. Covid-19 has reduced income opportunities and food sources for more than half of the population, and nearly one quarter of Zimbabweans are unable to access basic commodities.


Children jump over a stream of sewage flowing in Chitungwiza.

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