Tag: El Nino

Zimbabwe dithers as hunger stalks

Zimbabwe dithers as hunger stalks

ZIMBABWE risks losing out on international relief assistance after government’s late declaration of a state of disaster in the wake of the El Nino induced drought, which has left nearly three million people requiring urgent food aid. This comes amid indications that most international relief agencies have already committed their […]

Zimbabwe seeks $1.5bn in drought aid

Zimbabwe seeks $1.5bn in drought aid

Zimbabwe has appealed to local businesses and charities for US$1.5bn (£1bn/€1.4bn) in aid to save more than a quarter of the population from starvation due to drought. “The government of Zimbabwe requires a total of $1,572,009,953 with effect from February to December 2016,” said Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s vice-president. “The amount […]

Zimbabwe today: no food, no plan B

Zimbabwe today: no food, no plan B

SO PRECIOUS are the last grains of mealie meal in Rosina Mpovu’s hut that she sleeps with the bag under her bed. It’s enough for one meal for her, her daughter and the six grand­children she looks after. There is nothing else: no salt, cooking oil, tea or sugar. Apart […]