Families in Buhera Manicaland have narrated how they are surviving amid a drought so dire due to the effects of El Nino experienced during the past rainy season among other reasons. Families that spoke to News24 said:
During the day we have wild fruit collected by the children, and at night we have smaller portions of sadza with vegetables, We have reduced our food portions so that its enough for everyone.
Another family said:
People buy the mesh wire for fencing, and we make a small profit. I sometimes exchange the fences with food,
The WFP country director has said “Zimbabwe is more hungry than ever” , over 5 million people in Zimbabwe’s 60 districts will have depleted their maize stocks by October, the WFP has been handing out food parcels – cooking oil and porridge for children under five – and US$8 in cash per month for every family member.