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Zim, UN sign joint appeal for resource mobilisation

Story by John Nhandara

ZIMBABWE and the United Nations (UN) have signed a joint appeal for the mobilisation of resources worth over US$400 million in the wake of the El Nino-induced drought that has left many communities in need of food aid.

Local Government and Public Works Minister, Honourable Daniel Garwe signed a joint appeal with the United Nations for food aid to the tune of US$420 million, in Harare this Monday.

“The humanitarian assistance focuses on immediate needs, recovery and resilience building of the affected populace. We are thankful to the development and humanitarians for their generous support to date. Overall estimated requirements for intervention by all sectors of the economy is staggered at US$3,3 billion,” said Honourable Garwe.

“To respond to this situation, this flash appeal requires US$423,9 million for humanitarian partners to assist close to 3,1 million people. This appeal aims to mobilise humanitarian action to complement the government’s own relief efforts,” said the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon.

Recognising the negative effects and impact of the El-Nino, President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a state of disaster to enable the implementation of measures to ensure no one dies of hunger.

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