With nearly 8 million people — half the country’s population — severely food insecure, families can do nothing but pray for rain. For the third consecutive year, Zimbabwe is experiencing drought - the worst the country has seen in 40 years.
The ‘lean’ season risks pushing some 6.9 million people - nearly half of the country's population - into hunger by its March peak.
Zimbabweans were already struggling with climate- and recession-caused hunger when COVID-19 hit. We're getting cash to families across the country - and quickly.
Zimbabwean families are eating less, selling their belongings and going into debt to buy food. Without our help, millions will face increasingly ravaging hunger.
What does malnutrition do to the body of a young child? The effects are devastating, with lifelong consequences for children and their communities. Here are seven of their stories.
The contribution will provide almost 100,000 people with $13 a month, enabling them to meet almost two-thirds of their daily food requirements.
A single mother in Zimbabwe struggles under the threat of coronavirus: her crops are failing, her children are out of school and food is increasingly scarce. Here's how WFP is helping.
“The COVID pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s Country Director. “We must all do our utmost to prevent this tragedy turning into a catastrophe.”
Have you ever experienced drought? It's hard to imagine the scenes that have become a part of daily life for the 7.7 million Zimbabweans who are struggling to find enough food.
Patience Mauhura has a message for women: Don't wait for your husbands. Think outside the box. Use your hands and your brains. It's time to work hard.
A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.
The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.