More than 1.5 million Zimbabweans need food: WFP

from UN Radio
Published on 14 Jan 2013 View Original

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Poor rains and a drop in agricultural production in Zimbabwe have left 1.6 million people in urgent need of food assistance, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The United Nations food agency says that most of the vulnerable people are in rural areas of the Southern African country.

It is particularly concerned as the country is now coming to the so-called "lean" or "hunger" season when traditionally people face food shortages before the harvest in March.

UN Radio's Alice Kariuki discusses the food situation in Zimbabwe with David Orr, the East and Southern Africa spokesperson for WFP.

Duration: 3'59"