Food situation in Zimbabwe remains critical

Published on 03 September 2009

“Only 47 per cent of the $718 million needed to assist Zimbabwe, less than half has been committed to date. The funds are intended to boost access to clean water for 6 million people, feed nearly 3 million people and assist 1.5 million children in getting educations,” the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said.
According to an assessment by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and Zimbabwean government, only 1.4 million tonnes of cereal will be available domestically, compared to the more than 2 million needed.

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