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10 Dec 2011
More than one in ten people will need food aid next year

The UN and aid agencies appealed today for US$268 million to help feed 1.5 million people in Zimbabwe next year, as well as to address other urgent humanitarian needs.

More than one in ten Zimbabweans will need food assistance in the first half of the year, and one million children under-five are at risk of malnutrition, according to the Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) launched in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.


24 Oct 2011
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Zimbabwe Update, October 2011

ERF News

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) for Zimbabwe has received a pledge of US$882,500 from Norway for supporting pro-jects in humanitarian interventions in the country. The donation will shore up ERF balance to approximately US$1.3 million thus enabling it to meet its objective of availing timely and predictable funding for small scale but high impact humanitarian interven-tions in the country.

From January 2011, the ERF has supported...

29 Sep 2011
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Zimbabwe Update, September 2011

ERF News The ERF Advisory Board met on 20 September to review three projects for possible funding. The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), Mr Alain Noudehou, led discussions on feasibility of the three proposed projects. All three have been approved for funding. Two are in Agriculture and one is addressing water and sanitation issues in Beitbridge.

The Board emphasized the need for projects to comply with sector prioritization and policies formulated to ensure that...

29 Jun 2011
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Zimbabwe Update, June 2011

ERF News:

The ERF Board will meet on 22 June 2011 to review pro-jects that have been recommended by clusters for possi-ble funding.

Projects to be submitted to the Board include a health intervention addressing sexual and reproductive health among displaced and host communities in Chiredzi, WASH and Diptanks rehabilitation in Umguza District in Matebeland North and Emergency Irrigation support in Chiredzi, Mt Drawin and Bulilima. The next Board meeting will...

12 Apr 2011
Emergency Response Fund (ERF) Zimbabwe Update, April 2011

ERF News

The Emergency Response Fund (ERF) hosted a donor round table on 24 March 2011 as part of efforts to replenish the Fund. Speakers at the function included the Norwegian Ambassador, Christian Care representing National NGOs, Help Germany representing International NGOs who have received ERF funding in the past and the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator. The ERF is seeking $6.5million in 2011 to meet unplanned emergency interventions and is a part of CAP...