Tag: Famine

Children face starvation in worst Zimbabwe famine for decades

Children face starvation in worst Zimbabwe famine for decades

ALMOST 3,000 young children in Zimbabwe are facing starvation as El Niño — and failures by President Mugabe’s government — are conspiring to create one of the worst famines for decades. A report released by the vulnerability assessment committee, the country’s famine-watch organisation, says the children affected – all aged five […]

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 […]