WFP To Disburse Food Aid To 100 000 People In Urban Areas

The World Food Program is targetting to disburse food aid to 4 million people in the rural areas and 100 000 people in urban areas, The Herald reports.

According to the publication:

Briefing journalists on their operations on Friday, WFP assistant executive director, Ms Valerie Guarnieri, said the organisation was scaling up different programmes to reach out to four million people in the rural areas and 100 000 in urban areas.

In urban areas, WFP is assisting people in Epworth with cash transfers and they were using the money to buy basics such as mealie-meal, cooking oil and sugar

Zimbabwe experienced a drought so dire in 2019 which left half the country’s population in need of food aid.  Masvingo, Matabeleland and Midlands lost a combined 45000 cattle due to the drought.

More: The Herald 

 

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