Temporary registration in Zimbabwe

Mark Screeton (Desk Officer)
On 23rd January Medair was granted temporary registration to begin relief operations in Zimbabwe. After almost 6 months of waiting this is fantastic and timely news. The humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe continues to intensify. Queues for all essential commodities have grown to mammoth proportions in the cities and in the rural areas where the food crisis is hitting the hardest more and more people are turning to eating wild foods, roots and leaves to survive. Those farmers that did manage to plant some seed at the end of last year continue to pray for the rains which so far have been inadequate. Within the next couple of weeks we hope to begin a school feeding programme for the vulnerable primary school children in 2 districts. We aim to serve meals to over 100,000 children every day.