Eating Insects and Praying for Rain: Zimbabwe Is Gripped by Hunger

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.

Funds for Emergency Food Assistance Run Dry as Millions Face Hunger Season in Zimbabwe

The ‘lean’ season risks pushing some 6.9 million people - nearly half of the country's population - into hunger by its March peak.

USAID and WFP Provide Relief to Over 100,000 Urban Dwellers in Zimbabwe During COVID-19

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.

WFP Urgently Seeks International Support to Prevent Millions of Zimbabweans Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

Zimbabwean families are eating less, selling their belongings and going into debt to buy food. Without our help, millions will face increasingly ravaging hunger.

This Is What Extreme Hunger Looks Like Through the Eyes of Seven Small Children, Told in Photos

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.

United States Contributes $10 Million to Support Hungry Zimbabweans in Urban Areas

The contribution will provide almost 100,000 people with $13 a month, enabling them to meet almost two-thirds of their daily food requirements.

As Zimbabweans Go Hungry, Here’s How Coronavirus Is Making Everything Even Worse – Especially for Women and Girls

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.

Urgent International Support Needed to Prevent Millions of Desperate Zimbabweans Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

“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.”

The Aftermath of Drought: They Used to Eat Three Meals a Day, Now They Only Eat One

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.

Hunger and Domestic Violence: How Today’s Food Aid Builds Dams, Fills Bellies & Empowers Women

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.

These Are the Fastest-Deteriorating Emergencies to Look Out For in 2020

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.

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

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.

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