In the face of potential floods due to incessant rains, Platform for Youth Development community monitors are on high alert, tracking the thread of the destruction in Chipinge. Reports that are coming from the monitors are to the effect that unplastered houses and Blair toilets are collapsing in areas such as Rimbi, Muumbe, Zamchiya, Mabee and Chinyamukwakwa.
The rains being experienced in the country since November have left a trail of destruction in Chipinge.
Ward 20 Councillor, Charles Mugidho expressed worry at the rate of the destruction and need for preparedness.
We the undersigned Zimbabwean civil society organisations stand in total solidarity with the working people of Zimbabwe, civil servants, the informal traders, vendors, cross border traders and the millions of suffering and impoverished masses during this darkest hour of State failure in the history of the country.
The past few months have been particularly eventful and historic for Zimbabwe as they have seen the economic recession sink deeper with cash shortages and a striking fall in government revenue being the most striking feature.
SHEPHERD Tavaruva, a previous Masvingo Farmer of the Year winner, says he won’t be adding to his medal tally any time soon.
Zimbabwe’s worst drought since the new millennium is driving farmers like Tavaruva off the land. The 34-year-old, who won the provincial accolade in 2006 and 2007, now runs a security company where he says the risk is lower.
Zimbabwe's political environment remains tense with a leading rights organisation saying President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and state security organs were dominating the perpetrators list of human rights violations.
According to the Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP), which documents and publishes cases of rights violations every month, Zanu PF, in March this year, remained the most hostile political party, accounting for over 80 percent of the violations.
There were 123 violations which had 318 victims altogether.
Harare, 20 April 2016 - In response to growing food insecurity in Zimbabwe, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced today $20 million in additional funding to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). This contribution brings the total U.S. funding for drought relief since June 2015 to $55 million.