The World Food Program has released a press statement notifying the world that it is urgently in need of $130 Million to feed Zimbabwe which has plunged into a severe climate and recession-induced hunger crisis which has been worsed by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The funds will be used to sustain vulnerable people in Zimbabwe through an August emergency operation to prevent millions of people from plunging deeper into hunger
According to WFP country Director Eddie Rowe:
With most Zimbabweans already struggling to put food on the table, the COVID pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation. We must all do our utmost to prevent this tragedy turning into a catastrophe.
WFP is planning to assist 4.1 million people in April, although insufficient funding has prevented it achieving the same monthly target since the turn of the year. In March, it reached 3.7 million of the most vulnerable Zimbabweans according to WFP. 7.7 million people are in need of food aid in Zimbabwe.