Starvation stalks Zimbabwe villagers

Published on 13 September 2012

The people of Buhera are among the 1.6 million of Zimbabwe's 13 million population that will require food aid during the lean season, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. (..) World Food Programme spokesperson Victoria Cavanagh said the severity of the food shortages had prompted the agency to begin dispatching food aid to needy areas earlier than it normally does in October. "We will be starting earlier in September and we plan to meet the growing need of the people through a combination of in-kind [food for work] food distribution and cash transfers in appropriate areas."

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