CERF provides US$2 million for flood-affected people in Zimbabwe
Late and erratic rains and reduced planted areas have contributed to reducing the national cereal harvest by 33 per cent this year. Economic challenges, including a lack of diversified livelihoods and the rising cost of living, have also contributed to the food- and income-insecure situation, which is expected to worsen as the lean season progresses.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$2 million to help the World Food Programme (WFP) protect lives, livelihoods and self-reliance in vulnerable households. The allocation will allow WFP to provide food assistance to 200,000 people for five months through cash transfers for purchase of cereals, and it will contribute to the logistics costs of transporting 35,000 mt of Government grain to deficit areas. The grain will feed 160,000 people for five months.