Press Releases

06 Dec 2005
Zimbabwe: Press briefing by Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Harare, Zimbabwe, 6 December 2005

Following is a near-verbatim transcript of the press conference given by Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Hiro Ueki: Welcome to the Press Briefing by Mr. Jan Egeland, the Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the UN. Seated to his right is Dr. Agostinho Zacarias, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator...

02 Apr 2004
Additional funding urgently needed for Zimbabwe
(Harare/Geneva/New York, 2 April 2004): The United Nations in Zimbabwe is urgently seeking additional funds to meet massive humanitarian needs, especially for health care, safe water, sanitation, education, and recovery at household and community levels.
"The generosity of the international community in response to the first six months of the Appeal has already contributed to mitigating the humanitarian consequences of this crisis," said Victor Angelo, the...
15 Jan 2004
Zimbabwe: UN acts to prevent water-borne disease in Harare
(New York, 15 January 2003) - In Zimbabwe, people living in Harare and outlying areas are now getting a steady supply of clean water. This breakthrough is the result of the combined efforts of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The measure has helped avert possible outbreaks of water-borne diseases for some 1.4 million people.
Zimbabwe's economic crisis had made it impossible to purchase...
18 Sep 2003
Zimbabwe: Food needs increase
(New York: 18 September 2003) - In Zimbabwe UN Humanitarian agencies are stepping up operations to address food shortages and their underlying causes. The UN has also identified the need to strengthen a national immunization program, which has been affected by the country's economic downturn.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is now scaling up operations in Zimbabwe as whole communities have exhausted their food stocks. In August, the WFP food aid programme reached rural...
28 Jan 2003
Economic woes and lack of rain set to worsen humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe
IHA/753, AFR/550
NEW YORK, 28 January (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) - Worsening conditions in Zimbabwe have led the World Food Programme (WFP) to step up its food distribution there this month. Improvements in WFP's capacity and pipeline have allowed the agency to deliver as much as 47,000 metric tons of food in January, more than double the previous highest distribution level, but ongoing shortages of fuel, fertilizer and rain, together with...