Zimbabwe needs $171m to deal with rural food shortages 

More than two million Zimbabweans may need support to buy food between January and March 2019, according to a report released by the government and the World Food Programme.

Source: Zimbabwe needs $171m to deal with rural food shortages | Fin24

More than two million Zimbabweans may need support to buy food between January and March 2019, according to a report released on Tuesday by the government and the World Food Programme.

Fall armyworm, a pest that eats mainly corn, erratic rainfall and a decline in cash remittances sent to rural families by relatives contributed to food insecurity,” according to the report, produced annually and known as the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee.

The worst affected areas are Matabeleland North, Masvingo and Matabeleland South, it said.

“The country requires $140m to buy cereals and $31m for other food commodities to provide a full food basket for the vulnerable households,” the report said.

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    Fallenz 3 years ago

    So, collect those needed funds from the likes of Mugabe, Mnangagwe, and the ZANU-PF bigwigs who stole billions from the people.  Much of it was invested in private property and much stashed away in illegal off-shore accounts.  Relieve the hunger.  Follow the money and return it to the victims.