United Nations appeals to countries for $430 million assistance for drought-hit Zimbabwe

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The United Nations has appealed for $430 million in aid for Zimbabwe. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that out of the country’s population of 15 million, 76 lakh people need humanitarian assistance for livelihood and survival.

Harare. The United Nations humanitarian agency said Thursday that Zimbabwe has been hit by its worst drought in four decades and nearly half the country’s population is in urgent need of drinking water and food. The United Nations has appealed for $430 million in aid for Zimbabwe. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said that out of the country’s population of 15 million, 76 lakh people need humanitarian assistance for livelihood and survival.

Agency official Edward Matthew Callan said that we are appealing for immediate help to 31 lakh people of the most seriously affected districts. El Nino has caused drought in most parts of Southern Africa, causing severe shortage of food and water for humans and animals. Zimbabwe is an agriculture dependent country and was once an exporter of food but is currently most affected by drought. The United Nations has appealed for help to Zimbabwe ranging from food aid to cash transfers and the construction of solar-powered boreholes that will provide drinking water to people and livestock.

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