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NGOs Rescue Hunger-stricken Chiredzi Villagers

NGOs Rescue Hunger-stricken Chiredzi Villagers

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have come to the rescue of communities in Chiredzi rural, on the periphery of the Gonarezhou National Park, who are facing drought-induced hunger.

The area, one of the most marginalised in the country, experiences perennial droughts and high commodity prices coupled with wildlife-human conflict.

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been providing food aid to 600 households over the past four months.

The project is running under the Drought Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). ZRCS secretary-general Elias Hwenga said:

The overall objective of this DREF operation is to anticipate and respond to the emerging food insecurities and to improve the preparedness of the Chiredzi community for the forecasted hydro-meteorological emergencies in light of the normal-to- above normal rainfall forecast.

The imminent emergency preparedness activities are being complemented by early actions that are aimed at mitigating and minimizing the humanitarian impacts of the lean season and anticipated hydro-meteorological hazards.

The operation is also now set to provide immediate assistance to address the basic urgent food security needs of food-insecure households in Chiredzi after the completion of the beneficiary registration exercise.

The food insecurity assistance will be complemented by the provision of WASH and health services to the target wards of Chiredzi.

The operation has seen the distribution of non-food items which are mosquito nets, PPE and hygiene kits.

More: The Standard


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12 Comments

Zim 1 1 month ago

ngavamane ndovekuvhotera Zanu PF


shwee 1 month ago

kuUkraine ndiko kunodiwa NGO's kwete muno🦍


Mugabe 1 month ago

VanaBhila naMusikavanhu this time murikuzopindwa nechando hokoyo nemukomana anenjere kwete dzenyu dzekubira vanhu minda


Natty 1 month ago

Ndiko kwe 26000 zanu pf kkkkk


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Yes, @ Natty. 25,000 dzaive nzimbe dzakavhota

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ffffffff 1 month ago

zanu ine ma agents pa pindula vane vachingosupporter udzvanyiriri hwayo chete


redsip 1 month ago

the same zanu pf supporters are the same pple who are failing to support their rural parents coz of poverty
when a humatarian aid comes their boss ED will shrink any space for them from meeting our old ppl who are in rural

varakashi u need to reform your parents are wallowing in poverty

KILLER T 1 month ago

@ffff iri mboko

🦁 1 month ago

vanonzi 𝑣𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑘𝑎𝑠ℎ𝑖

Ed pfee 1 month ago

Endai ku Ukraine imi. Takakudzai kare kuti hatichadi NGOs muZimbabwe


gggggg 1 month ago

go to hell iwewe mbavha yemunhu mhondi **** mapere tsikidzy dzavanhu

Mai Chimuti 1 month ago

Ndopaunonzwa mumwe mutongi wenyika achiti hatidi maNGO. Ndo pfungwa dzeuroyi chaidzo.,


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