Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Zimbabwe Country content en Third Africa Day of School Feeding Celebrated In Harare, Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/third-africa-day-school-feeding-celebrated-harare-zimbabwe HARARE –The third edition of the African Day of School Feeding was officially opened today by Honorable CDE K.C.D. Mohadi Vice-President of Zimbabwe and celebrated under the patronage of the Zimbabwean government. This year’s theme is ‘Realizing the African Child’s Full Potential through Effective Home-Grown School Feeding.’ School Meals Zimbabwe Africa Thu, 01 Mar 2018 12:15:29 +0000 WFP 651774 at https://www.wfp.org United States Provides Crucial Support For People Living With HIV/AIDS In Southern Africa https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/united-states-provides-crucial-support-people-living-hivaids-southern-africa Johannesburg – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a US$13.4 million contribution from the United States government to support people living with HIV, AIDS and TB in Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Swaziland Zimbabwe Africa Tue, 16 May 2017 07:09:02 +0000 WFP 651135 at https://www.wfp.org WFP And Partners: New Five-Year Plan To End Hunger In Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-and-partners-new-five-year-plan-end-hunger-zimbabwe HARARE – The World Food Programme (WFP), together with the Government of Zimbabwe, launched a five-year plan today to build resilience, end hunger and boost nutrition in country. Zimbabwe Africa Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:02:43 +0000 WFP 651059 at https://www.wfp.org United States Provides $4 Million To Alleviate Impact Of Drought On People Living With HIV https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/united-states-provides-4-million-alleviate-impact-drought-people-living-hiv Harare, 30 January, 2016 – The United States Government has provided an additional US$4 million in response to drought affected areas in Zimbabwe, targeting people living with HIV in the most severely affected areas of the country. This funding brings the total U.S. support to alleviate the effects of drought to $131 million, assisting 2 million people since June 2015. The funding comes from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The activities will be implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Zimbabwe Africa Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:08:26 +0000 WFP 651086 at https://www.wfp.org Bringing Hope And Security To Refugees in Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-brings-hope-and-security-uncertain-lives-tongogara-refugee-camp More than 7,500 refugees are now living  in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara refugee camp in Chipinge. Without adequate and timely assistance, these refugees will not be able to sustain themselves. A partnership between the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped them persevere and rebuild their shattered lives. Responding to Emergencies Zimbabwe Local Africa Refugees and IDPs Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:16:26 +0000 Tatenda Macheka 650644 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Marks World Food Day With Focus On Bold Partnerships That Spur Change https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-marks-world-food-day-focus-bold-partnerships-spur-change-2  HARARE – To mark World Food Day on 16 October, the World Food Programme (WFP) is highlighting the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, business and organizations that will create the requisite momentum towards achieving Zero Hunger and shaping a brighter future for millions of children.   Zimbabwe Local Africa Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:55:10 +0000 WFP 650479 at https://www.wfp.org El Nino’s Hidden Impact on People living with HIV-AIDS (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/el-nino%E2%80%99s-hidden-impact-people-living-hiv-aids-media The impacts of El Nino pose a serious challenge to the global goal of Ending AIDS by 2030. People living with HIV (PLHIV) are particularly vulnerable to food insecurity. There is a correlation between food insecurity and treatment adherence, retention and success. PLHIV who initiate treatment while severely malnourished are two to six times more likely to die in the first six months of treatment. There is also a correlation between El Niño-induced drought and HIV infection rates; a 2014 study of 18 El Niño affected countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe found that infection rates in HIV endemic rural areas increased by 11% for every recent drought. Food insecurity can pressure households and individuals into unsustainable or harmful coping strategies, including risk behaviours (e.g., transactional sex), which drive new HIV infections. WFP in Action Climate Change Fight Against HIV/AIDS Responding to Emergencies Zimbabwe English Africa Cash and Vouchers Video News Release Climate Change Droughts Emergencies General Food Distribution HIV/AIDS Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:50:48 +0000 WFP 650413 at https://www.wfp.org Cash-Based Transfers: Expert vlog Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/videos/cbt-expert-vlog-zimbabwe Cash-Based Transfers: Expert vlog Zimbabwe Stories Cash and Vouchers Zimbabwe English Local Africa Video stories Cash and Vouchers Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:28:51 +0000 WFP 650408 at https://www.wfp.org Cash Smart Card Gives More Choice In Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/stories/cash-smart-card-gives-people-more-choice-over-what-buy Southern Africa is reeling from the worst drought in three decades. In Zimbabwe, more than four million people are struggling to put food on their tables. Without adequate and timely assistance, rural communities could lose years of hard-won development gains. WFP is evolving its response to hunger, using technology and cash-based transfers (CBT) to make a difference in people's lives. Cash and Vouchers Zimbabwe Africa Cash and Vouchers Tue, 04 Oct 2016 06:56:43 +0000 Tatenda Macheka 650407 at https://www.wfp.org El Niño : Faces of the Drought in Zimbabwe https://www.wfp.org/stories/el-nino-faces-drought-zimbabwe Recurrent climate-related shocks are one of the main drivers of food insecurity in Zimbabwe. Current food shortages have been exacerbated by one of the most devastating El Niño-induced droughts in recent history. Agriculture is particularly vulnerable because of the heavy reliance of smallholder farmers on rain-fed maize production. The effects of two consecutive years of drought are evident in widespread crop failure, livestock deaths and dwindling livelihood and income-earning options for the rural populace. Mwenezi, a district in Masvingo, has been hard hit. WFP is rapidly stepping up life-saving operations and reaching a growing number of people with food and cash-based relief as well as with activities designed to improve the resilience of farming communities. These are some of the faces and stories of people affected by the drought.   Climate Change Zimbabwe Global Africa Droughts Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:33:09 +0000 Tatenda Macheka 650227 at https://www.wfp.org