Source: UN humanitarian chief arrives today | The Herald February 27, 2019
Ellen Chasokela Herald Reporter
United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr Mark Lowcock is expected to arrive in Zimbabwe today to assess the humanitarian situation in the country and propose a way forward.
The visit will be Mr Lowcock’s first to Southern Africa since he assumed his roles in 2017.
UN communications specialist Mr Sirak Gebrehiwot said Mr Lowcock will be in the country from today till Friday
“Lowcock will meet with senior Government officials, the diplomatic community, humanitarian organisations and members of the civil society,” he said. “He is also expected to meet with people in Epworth and Mudzi district, who have been affected the most by increasing food insecurity.”
Mr Gebrehiwot said during the three-day visit, Mr Lowcock will also launch the Zimbabwe Flash Appeal.
“Mr Lowcock, with the UN Resident Coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli, on behalf of the Humanitarian Country Team, will also launch the 2019 Zimbabwe Flash Appeal on Thursday in Harare,” he said.
“At the launch, Lowcock will host a press conference, with final remarks about the mission and donors will also announce contributions to the humanitarian operation in Zimbabwe.”