Canada through the World Food Program has availed $3 Million CAD to help the UNWFP feed about 55 000 people in Matopos. In an email to Pindula, WFP said Canada’s donation comes at a crucial time as WFP is working to provide 4.1 million people in Zimbabwe with emergency food assistance.
Canadian Embassy had this to say about the donation:
Canada is standing with the people of Zimbabwe in addressing food insecurity by providing CAD$3 million to the WFP to help 55,000 people in Matobo district, in addition the CAD$1 million provided early in 2019.
WFP Country Director Eddie Rowe thanked the Canadian Embassy for the assistance extended to WFP and said:
WFP would like to thank the Government of Canada for its continued commitment to the people of Zimbabwe. WFP is seriously concerned about the hunger that millions of Zimbabweans are enduring – and the very real prospect that their plight will get worse before it gets better,
This support from Canada will go a long way towards improving the well-being of food insecure people, particularly children and women
7.7 million people are in need of food aid in Zimbabwe after the drought that ravaged the country last year.