Press Releases

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...

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...

22 Jul 2009
UN Central Emergency Response Fund allocates $9 million to bolster aid programmes in Zimbabwe
(Harare: 22 July) - The United Nations (UN) Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), John Holmes, has allocated some US$9 million to boost the humanitarian response in Zimbabwe.

Humanitarian actors in Zimbabwe will receive $9 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) through the most recent under-funded emergencies round. With this allocation, Zimbabwe becomes the highest recipient of CERF funding in 2009. This is the third CERF allocation for Zimbabwe this year...