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£49 million UK aid announced to help malnourished children in Zimbabwe

The food crisis is closely linked to the economic challenges in Zimbabwe which have led to high unemployment and high inflation.


£49 million UK aid announced to help malnourished children in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe is facing a chronic food crisis as crops have been devastated by the effects of drought, economic crisis, and a powerful cyclone. Image Credit: Wikipedia

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma today (Friday 9 August) announced £49 million of UK aid. This will be given to trusted partners to help malnourished children, families, and communities following a UN Zimbabwe appeal.

He also urged the Zimbabwean Government to act on its promise to deliver fundamental political and economic reforms.

International Development Secretary Alok Sharma said:

"The Government of Zimbabwe must do more to deliver the promised fundamental political and economic reforms and take responsibility for the humanitarian crisis affecting its people.

"The UK stands with the people of Zimbabwe at a time when millions are at risk of starvation and disease. Through trusted partners, we will continue to give families access to food and clean water, and support children to gain a decent education."

Zimbabwe is facing a chronic food crisis as crops have been devastated by the effects of drought, economic crisis, and a powerful cyclone. Without support, more than 5.5 million people in Zimbabwe will not have access to the food they need by 2020.

The food crisis is closely linked to the economic challenges in Zimbabwe which have led to high unemployment and high inflation.

Having already experienced outbreaks of cholera following the devastation of Cyclone Idai earlier this year, water shortages are also leaving the country more susceptible to further outbreaks as people struggle to find clean sources of drinking water.

(With Inputs from APO)

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