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UN’s WFP plans food relief for 700,000 people in Zimbabwe

According to an official, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is planning a food relief program for 700,000 Zimbabweans affected by a poor harvest and the Ukraine war.카지노사이트

The World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday that Zimbabwe’s government is collaborating with agencies to provide food aid to 3.8 million people.

Since 2000, when former President Robert Mugabe advocated for the seizure of white-owned farms in order to resettle landless Black people, the southern African country has struggled to feed itself.

Due to poor rainfall in the 2021-2022 growing season, the current administration expects its staple maize harvest to fall by nearly half this year, to 1.56 million tonnes, from 2.72 million tonnes last season.

Every year, the country requires 2.2 million tonnes of maize for human and livestock consumption.바카라사이트

WFP said it had budgeted $40 million for the food aid program to help millions during the peak of the hunger season, which lasts from October, when poor households run out of food, to March, when harvesting begins.

“I don’t believe this is a famine yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s good.” We are preparing for a response that will begin in October and last until March. We are collaborating with the government on a joint plan for the food deficit mitigation program, which will benefit 3.8 million people, according to WFP country representative Francesca Edelmann.

She said the number of food insecure people had risen from 2.9 million to 3.8 million, and she warned that as grain stocks dwindled, more households could go hungry.

Rising food prices, combined with higher fuel costs as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have pushed Zimbabwe’s inflation rate from 61 percent in January to 285 percent in August, undermining President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s efforts to resurrect the country’s economy.온라인카지노

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