Press Releases

02 Aug 2014
Relief As Food Distributions Start At Chingwizi Resettlement Camp In Zimbabwe

Fifty-one-year old Sarah Mupakati does not remember the last time she ate sadza, a cooked cornmeal. She opens her one-room tent which she shares with her five grown-up children - the corner that serves as her pantry is empty. It has been like that for the past month. The little she has been getting from barter trading is used up that same day. It is all too easy to understand her relief as she joins the queue to receive her first food rations from the World Food Program (...

29 Apr 2013
Zimbabwe: Emergency Response Fund Update, January - March 2013

In this issue

ERF Fundraising Activities P.1

ERF Interventions P.2

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...

11 Apr 2012
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Update March 2012

Key Highlights

  • 2,900 Households to benefit from clean water through rehabilitation of 20 boreholes

  • 6,000 Heads of cattle at risk of tick borne diseases served

  • $70,000 For repairs of 14 schools in Mashonaland East

  • 7,000 Children and 200 teachers to benefit from repairs to 14 schools in three districts