Grim food security outlook for Zimbabwe

Published on 14 March 2013

According to Felix Bamezon, UN World Food Programme (WFP) country director, Zimbabwe’s current food insecurity levels are the worst in four years. “During the peak hunger period of January to March 2013, approximately 19 percent of Zimbabwe’s rural population - the equivalent of one in five people - are estimated to be in need of food assistance,” he told IRIN. (..) Of the country’s 13 million people, WFP and the government are providing food aid to 1.58 million in 37 districts across the country.

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