Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Response Plan (April 2016 - March 2017)

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AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1: Provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable communities affected by drought.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2: Secure access to basic services for vulnerable populations.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3: Ensure continuous linkage to resilience and early recovery agenda.

PEOPLE IN NEED: 2.8m

PEOPLE TARGETED: 1.86m

REQUIREMENTS (US$) 360m

THE CRISIS

An unprecedented El Niño-related drought has triggered a second shock-year of hunger and hardship for poor and vulnerable people in Zimbabwe, leaving 2.8 million people food insecure. The combination of a poor 2014-2015 harvest, an extremely dry early season and forecasts for continuing hot and drier than average conditions through mid-2016 suggest a scenario of extensive crop failure with serious consequences that will persist until at least the next harvest in 2017. The reduction of rainfall has also reduced the amount of available water, reducing power supply from dams, and potable water from boreholes for human and livestock consumption.

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