UN World Food Programme

UN World Food Programme

  • Zimbabweans In Need Food Aid, Says WFP

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says 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.

    In a report released this week, WFP’s Jan Delbaere, points out that, "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 United States dollars or South African rand."

    The report states that general poverty and food insecurity have contributed to increased prevalence of chronic malnutrition in young children.

    To read the article titled, “UN: 1.7 million Zimbabweans need food aid,” click here.
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