Note: The last fact sheet was dated April 26, 2010.
- As of September, the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) reports stable national food security due to an adequate 2009/2010 harvest and sufficient availability of food in local markets. However, some food-insecure populations will require emergency food assistance starting in October, according to FEWS NET. The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report that approximately 1.68 million people, including 1.3 million vulnerable rural individuals, will likely require emergency food assistance from January to March 2011, the peak of the 2010/2011 lean season.
- Programs instituted by relief agencies, including USAID/OFDA and grantees, in FY 2009 and FY 2010 helped prevent a recurrence of the widespread cholera outbreak that killed nearly 4,300 Zimbabweans in 2008/2009. In 2009/2010, the number of cholera cases and deaths declined by more than 99 percent.