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    One in three Zimbabwean children malnourished

    ECONOMISTS believe that food shortages and lockdowns have led to an acute rise in malnutrition cases among children in Zimbabwe. Data reveals that one in three children in the country are malnourished amid a deepening health crisis. Steve Hanke, an applied economist at the John Hopkins University, shared an article on one in three children in Zimbabwe suffering from malnourishment…

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    WFP appeals for US$204m to feed millions of hungry Zimbabweans

    HARARE – With millions of Zimbabweans devastated by a year of drought, rising hyperinflation and COVID-19, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today appealed for an additional US$204 million to support over four million of the most food insecure people over the next six months. The appeal comes ahead of the ‘lean’ season, which risks pushing some 6.9 million…

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    Over 10,000 Masvingo urban dwellers receive food bailout

    AT LEAST 10 000 vulnerable people in Masvingo town are benefiting from a World Food Programme (WFP) initiative that seeks to eradicate food insecurity caused by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in urban areas. The global humanitarian aid organisation is giving out US$12 per month to the most vulnerable individuals from the city’s 10 wards to buy basic commodities. Beneficiaries do…

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