Coronavirus may cause mass starvation in ZimbabweChristian Fernsby ▼ | April 9, 2020
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said Wednesday urgent international support is needed in Zimbabwe to prevent millions from plunging deeper into hunger.
Topics: Coronavirus Zimbabwe
“With most Zimbabweans already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID-19 pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s country director.
“We must all do our utmost to prevent this tragedy turning into a catastrophe,” Rowe added.
It added that COVID-19 might worsen the country's “dire economic and hunger crises, drastically affecting the lives of people in both urban and rural areas”.
The southern African country has 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far, with two deaths and zero recoveries, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University. ■