Press Releases

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...

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...