Japan pledges US$14.8 million to provide food assistance in ZimbabweChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 6, 2020
The Government of Japan today announced an additional US$14.8 million in funding to meet the essential food security needs of vulnerable populations in Zimbabwe through the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Zimbabwe (GoZ).
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It is expected that it will meet the essential food security needs of 512,000 households in rural areas for a period of six months.
Recurring droughts and the negative effects of economic conditions have resulted in Zimbabwe currently facing one of its most severe food security crises.
A recent nationwide assessment, the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), showed that the number of acutely food insecure Zimbabweans has risen to 4.3 million, from 3.8 million at the end of last year.
The total number of food insecure people now stands at 7.7 million. ■