Highlights 2011

  • OCHA organized a Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) mission to the country in March 2011. This enabled donors to better understand humanitarian needs and how best to support the CAP programme-based approach. The 2011 CAP for Zimbabwe received $220.9 million or 46 per cent of the required $478.6 million.
  • Despite the lack of field presence, 47 missions to all eight provinces were conducted in 2011. This enabled continued assessment of existing needs, and informed humanitarian advocacy on how best to respond to needs and gaps while also improving field-level coordination.
  • OCHA mobilized additional resources through CERF and the ERF to cover critical funding gaps. Funding targets included a rapid response for storm-damaged schools in March 2011, response to a cholera outbreak from 2010 to June 2011, and an influx of asylum-seekers and refugees from the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes in July. This led to an additional $15 million and $882,500 from CERF and the ERF respectively.

A woman stands outside her temporary home and dried up maize crop in Epworth, Harare, Zimbabwe. © Kate Holt /IRIN