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70% of Zim’s communities food insecure by month-end

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ZIMBABWE has received approximately US$32 million in drought relief aid which, however, may not be enough to cover at least 70% of the country’s 60 districts estimated to be cereal insecure by the end of this month.

The country yesterday received US$31,8 million from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) 2023/24 Drought Insurance Payout, with the government getting US$16,8 million. This was complemented by payments to Zimbabwe’s ARC replica partners, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Start Network of US$6,1 million and US$8,9 million, respectively.

ZIMBABWE has received approximately US$32 million in drought relief aid which, however, may not be enough to cover at least 70% of the country’s 60 districts estimated to be cereal insecure by the end of this month.

The country yesterday received US$31,8 million from the African Risk Capacity (ARC) 2023/24 Drought Insurance Payout, with the government getting US$16,8 million. This was complemented by payments to Zimbabwe’s ARC replica partners, the World Food Programme (WFP) and Start Network of US$6,1 million and US$8,9 million, respectively.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa in April declared the drought a state of national disaster in a bid to marshal resources from aid agencies and development partners.

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