1.7 mln Zimbabweans need food aid

Published on 10 August 2010

Nearly 1.7 million Zimbabweans will require food assistance in the 2010/11 season despite the recent recovery of the country's troubled agriculture sector, United Nations agencies said in a report on Tuesday.(..)"Despite the improved availability of food, up to 1.68 million people will need food assistance because prices remain comparatively high for families with low incomes and little or no access to U.S. dollars or South African rand," co-author Jan Delbaere of the U.N. World Food Programme said in the report.

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