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In #Zimbabwe, 2 million people receive food aid as new black farmers fail to feed nation

More than 1. 7 million vulnerable people have benefited from the drought relief programme across the country.

This came out at a consultative meeting held by the office of the president and cabinet and the office of the United Nations resident coordinator.

The el nino induced drought has affected about 5.2 million people in Zimbabwe and the government through assistance of the United Nations and other partners has reached out to 1.7 million vulnerable people.

UN resident coordinator Mr Bishow Parajuli says they are targeting to reach out to about 3.1 people affected including those in urban areas.

He revealed that out of the US$352 million required for food aid, US$212 million has already been secured to meet the needs of those affected leaving an outstanding balance of US$140 million.

Senior principal director in the office of the President and Cabinet Mr Ozias Hove says the government is putting in place measures to make sure everyone in need receives food aid.

He assured Zimbabweans that the government will make sure no one dies of hunger.

42 districts have received food aid, cash and agricultural inputs to help vulnerable people during the el nino induced drought which is reported to be the worst in 25 years.

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  • Deon van der Westhuizen

    2 million receive food aid, and six million Zimbabweans live and work her in South Africa.