UNICEF appeals for US$23 mln to support Zim’s rising humanitarian needs

By Staff Writer

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) in Zimbabwe says it seeks to raise US$22,7 million to support Zimbabwe’s rising humanitarian needs.

The agency also revealed that it has so far supported more than 200 000 children with learning materials for continued access to formal and non-formal education including early learning between January and February 2024.

The first term ended last month, with schools expected to resume les sons on May 7.

Unicef is a UN agencyh whose purpose is to ensure special protection for the most disadvantaged children.
Unicef Zimbabwe is appealing for US$22,7 million to meet the increased humanitarian needs in the country in 2024. This is due to the multiple hazards of El Niño-induced drought, flash floods, protracted cholera outbreak, polio outbreak and economic crisis.

“The funding will enable Unicef to provide critical humanitarian assistance to two million people including 978 611 children in the affected areas.

“Unicef Zimbabwe has received a total of US$8,1 million (36% of the total funding requirement) from various donors that include ECHO, Gavi The Vaccine Alliance, Norway, USAid BHA, USAid (CDC), USA Permanent Mission, FCDO, European Commission, UN OCHA-Central Emergency Response Fund and Unicef Global Humanitarian Thematic Funds,” the report said.

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