The United States Government has set aside US$15 million in additional funding to respond to the critical food security situation in Zimbabwe.
The food aid will be provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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The US$15 million brings the total U.S. funding for the current lean season to US$38 million. This ensures that almost 600,000 rural Zimbabweans have adequate food supplies before the next harvest.
United States Ambassador Brian A. Nichols announced the contribution in response to the United Nations’ Flash Appeal for humanitarian assistance during a press briefing on Thursday in Harare:
The United States is committed to the people of Zimbabwe. We are proud to work with the United Nations, and non-governmental organizations, to deliver this assistance quickly and efficiently to the communities and people who need it most.