Millions face hunger in Zimbabwe – WFP




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The World Programme (WFP) has warned that millions of Zimbabweans face hunger in the coming months due to a prolonged drought, economic and the effects of -19.

The warning comes as Zimbabwe’s government at least 7.6 million people – that’s about half of the population – have fallen into poverty this year.

An economic crisis that government critics blame on poor policies has pushed inflation to its worst level in over a decade.

The WFP has launched an appeal for $204m (£150m) to help cover the costs of feeding four million of the most vulnerable people over the next six months.

Three years of drought and coronavirus restrictions have worsened hunger here.

Half of Zimbabweans in the areas have been left with no alternative but to skip meals, reduce portion size or sell precious belongings in order to cope, the WFP representative in Zimbabwe Francesca Erdelmann said.

BBC