Zim secures funding to stop starvation

droughtFrom MARCUS MUSHONGA in Harare, Zimbabwe
HARARE, (CAJ News) – FORMER COLONIAL MASTER, United Kingdom, has made an additional £40 million (R668 million) contribution to Zimbabwe where a third of the population is unable to meet its food needs because of drought and disputed economic policies.

The lean period is expected to peak from January to March 2017, leaving 4 million at risk of starvation.

UK humanitarian support from September 2015 to March 2017 now totals £55,6 million.

This includes an additional £32 million for electronic cash payments to the poorest, making a total of £42 million.

There is also an additional £8 million for prevention and treatment of acute malnutrition through which 160 000 children will be screened for malnutrition, and 12 000 will receive treatment, and
£5,5 million for child protection.

Zimbabwe has suffered years of food shortages over the last two decades characterized by drought and government’s violent grab of commercial farms mostly from British farmers.

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