Zimbabwe

Humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe

319-27-02-2009

Taking into account the grave socioeconomic situation and the food crisis resulting from a lengthy draught in Zimbabwe, the Government of the Russian Federation has taken a decision to render urgent humanitarian aid to the population of that country.

In cooperation with the United Nations World Food Program, a Russian Emergency Ministry plane delivered the first consignment of food to Harare on February 25, which was handed over in the presence of Zimbabwean government members to a local WFP office for further distribution among those in need.