United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is reportedly appealing for $70.9 Million to help the growing humanitarian situation arising in beleaguered Zimbabwe, Newsday reports.
This was contained in the latest UNICEF situation report that claims the humanitarian crisis arising in Zimbabwe was a threat to Zimbabwe’s vulnerable children.
Unicef is appealing for US$70,9 million to meet the increased humanitarian needs in the country in 2020 as a result of the multiple hazards of drought, residual impacts of Cyclone Idai, diarrheal disease outbreaks, and economic crisis compounded by the current COVID-19 outbreak
Without a well-resourced response, the COVID-19 epidemic is projected to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities among children, with lasting negative impact on children’s education and learning outcomes.
The combined impact of drought and economic deterioration has thus worsened the dire situation of vulnerable children, placing them at a heightened risk of increased protection violations and negative coping strategies.
Another situation Report on Zimbabwe that was published earlier by some agencies including the WFP said over 4 Million people in Zimbabweans were food insecure as the economic crisis becomes dire in Zimbabwe.