Zimbabwe Humanitarian Situation Report Issue no. 31 Jan 2007



Harare and Kariba cholera outbreaks under control, emergency preparedness needed

2007 Consolidated Appeal starts receiving funding

Weather update


Zimbabwe 2007 Consolidated Appeal as at 31 January 2007

- Requested Funds: 214 million USD

- Funding Committed: 1.6 million USD

- Funding Coverage: 0.8%

- Pledged Funds: 9.7 million USD


11,750 million country population in 10 provinces, with 61 districts (Central Statistical Office - CSO)

20.1% HIV prevalence rate (National Estimates 2005/6)

1.6 million people of all ages are HIV infected (MoHCW, National Estimates 2005).

1.3 million children orphaned by 2003, about 1 million due to AIDS (UNICEF)

16.6% children malnourished as measured by MDG indicator underweight (DHS, 2005/6)

1,593.6% inflation rate as at 31 January, up from 1,281.1% in December 2006 (CSO)

11% unemployment rate (CSO) though widely quoted to be 70-80% according to the media

Z$458,000 (US$92) monthly consumer basket (Consumer Council of Zimbabwe, January 2007)

Z$566,400 (US$113) poverty datum line for a family of five (CSO, January 2007)

Z$20,000 (US$4) minimum wage (ZCTU)

2.4 million people affected in varying degrees and 700,000 people lost shelter, livelihoods due to Operation Restore Order/Murambatsvina of May C July 2005 (Special Envoy of the UNSGs Report on Zimbabwe, 18/07/05 C figures disputed in the GoZ response.)


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