27 Nov 2012
Building resilience key to solving food insecurity
The image of Grace Mahembe, an elderly solitary figure hunched in a sandy field against the blazing heat of rural Mutare in Manicaland, paints a bleak picture of Zimbabwe’s food situation.
At the end of October, Grace was the only person working in the fields, ploughing in the hope of a miracle, although the planting season had not started and there was no sign of rain.
23 Nov 2012
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Gaps 2013
I. Executive Summary
The humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe has continued to improve and remains largely stable. This is due to the concerted effort by the Government of Zimbabwe, donors and other stakeholders to address the humanitarian needs arising from the challenges that the country faced over the last decade. Alongside these efforts, over the last three years, the recovery and development actors under the leadership of the Government of Zimbabwe have also...
19 Oct 2012
UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for strengthened partnerships in a time of changes in Southern Africa
(Harare / New York, 19 October 2012): United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Chief Catherine Bragg wrapped up her five-day visit to southern Africa today, calling on countries and partners in the region to strengthen their efforts to work together to promote disaster preparedness and tackle food insecurity.
Food insecurity continues to be a chronic problem in southern Africa, particularly in Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. Across the region, more than 5.5...
12 Oct 2012
UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Catherine Bragg to visit Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe
UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Catherine Bragg will visit Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe from 15 to 20 October 2012.
The visit aims to take stock of the humanitarian challenges in the region, and support national and regional efforts to promote disaster risk reduction including resilience and preparedness.
Across the region, more than 5.5 million face food insecurity due to the impact of recurrent natural disasters such as droughts and floods, and rising...
20 Jul 2012
Mid-Year Review of the Consolidated Appeal for Zimbabwe 2012
Since the launch of the 2012 Consolidated Appeal (CAP) at the end of last year, Zimbabwe has continued to make steady progress towards recovery and development, with the general humanitarian situation remaining stable. However, humanitarian challenges remain, including drought-induced food insecurity mainly in the south of the country and outbreaks of typhoid and other water-borne diseases such as cholera which is predominantly in urban areas. In addition, a wide range of...