30 Sep 2009
Zimbabwe: Harare Declaration on preparedness and response to the Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic
As members of the humanitarian community, we are committed to ensuring all people have access to the highest possible standard of health care. In this spirit, we declare our commitment to strengthening Zimbabwe's health system at all levels so it can better prepare for, and respond to, the public health and socioeconomic impacts of the Pandemic H1N1 2009 and all other health threats.
We embrace the global "Call to Action" initiative that aims to strengthen...
01 Jun 2009
Humanitarian agencies seek a total of $718 million for Zimbabwe as needs rise
(New York, 1 June 2009): Humanitarian agencies in Zimbabwe today issued a revised appeal requesting $718 million, an increase of $168 million from the original appeal launched in November 2008, to meet the requirements of six million people whose humanitarian needs have continued to increase.
Significant changes in the country's political and socio-economic landscape have...
26 Feb 2009
UN inter-agency mission stresses need to strengthen humanitarian work in Zimbabwe
(Johannesburg/New York, 26 February 2009): A United Nations inter-agency humanitarian mission to Zimbabwe said on Thursday that the country's humanitarian crisis remained grave and called on both the government and the international community to support efforts by the humanitarian community to strengthen its work there.
Some of the most acute manifestations of Zimbabwe's complex humanitarian crisis include one of the world's worst outbreaks of cholera and up to seven...
30 Jan 2009
Cholera cases in Zimbabwe surpass 60,000; UN humanitarian fund gives $7 million to combat the disease
(New York, 30 January 2009): The number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe has surpassed the World Health Organization's (WHO) worst-case scenario figure of 60,000, an indication that the epidemic is still far from under control despite concerted efforts by local health authorities, the United Nations and non-governmental organizations. The disease has claimed the lives of 3,095 people as of 28 January.
In an effort to bolster the fight against the spread of the disease, the...
19 Dec 2008
Cholera spreading rapidly in Zimbabwe
(New York, 19 December 2008): The serious cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe continues to spread. Several new areas of Harare and other towns and cities have recorded outbreaks this week, and the total affected population is over 20,800. The case fatality rate is now 5.4% and the aggregate number of deaths from the crisis exceeds 1,100 since September.
"The current situation in Zimbabwe is extremely worrying, but aid agencies, donors and the Government of Zimbabwe are...