Tag: Drought

Mugabe declares disaster in drought-stricken areas

Mugabe declares disaster in drought-stricken areas

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in most rural parts of the country severely hit by a drought, with 26 percent of the population said to be in need of food aid, the government said in a statement late Thursday. Declaring a state of disaster allows international […]

El Niño Zimbabwe: 3M Need Food Aid Amid Severe Drought

El Niño Zimbabwe: 3M Need Food Aid Amid Severe Drought

As many as 3 million people in Zimbabwe will likely need food aid this year, a government minister said over the weekend. The number is double the previous estimate due to severe drought linked to a potentially record-breaking El Niño in southern Africa, according to Zimbabwe’s state-owned newspaper the Herald. […]