04 May 2010
UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN FUND GIVES US$5.6 MILLION TO FIGHT MEASLES IN ZIMBABWE
(Harare/New York, 4 May 2010) - Some 5 million children in Zimbabwe will receive urgently needed protection from the spread of measles thanks to a $5.6 million allocation from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
"The CERF contribution will allow for urgent programmes to immunize children against this deadly disease. Halting the spread of measles now should avert a number of preventable deaths", said John Holmes, the United Nations Emergency...
14 Jan 2010
CERF allocates $5 million for protracted relief and recovery operation in Zimbabwe
14 January 2010: Zimbabwe is still in a major economic crisis with 94 percent unemployment, industries working at less than 40 percent of capacity, rock bottom private sector confidence, little cash circulating among the vast majority of Zimbabweans, and barter trade estimated at 37 percent in rural areas.
In addition, the overall humanitarian needs in the country are still pressing. According to the recently launched 2010 CAP for Zimbabwe, an estimated six million...
09 Dec 2009
UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator urges continued support for Zimbabwe's still fragile humanitarian situation
(Harare/New York, 9 December 2009): United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg today concluded a three-day mission to Zimbabwe noting that the country's humanitarian situation has significantly improved, but cautioned that continued humanitarian assistance is still required to maintain the positive gains.
At the end of her February 2009 visit, Ms Bragg had agreed with the government and...
07 Dec 2009
Humanitarian agencies and Government seek $378 million for Zimbabwe's needs
(Harare/New York, 7 December 2009): Humanitarian agencies and the Government of Zimbabwe today requested US$ 378 million to provide humanitarian assistance to millions of people in the country in 2010. Although the country's humanitarian situation has improved, it remains fragile. The improvements are largely attributable to political changes that positively influenced socio-economic conditions and greater cooperation between the Government of Zimbabwe, humanitarian partners...
04 Dec 2009
Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Catherine Bragg to visit Zimbabwe
WHO: Catherine Bragg, Assistant-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Zimbabwe
WHEN: 7-9 December 2009
WHY: To review the humanitarian situation in the country and get an overview of the linkage between humanitarian work and early recovery efforts. Ms Bragg is scheduled to meet senior government officials and humanitarian actors, and visit some humanitarian projects in the field. Ms Bragg is also expected...