Zimbabwe: Vulnerability Assessment Committee Results 2016



Where Zimbabwe should have received between 300mm and 500mm of rainfall by the beginning of 2016, most of the country received less than 300mm. The current situation follows a poor harvest season in 2014/15 when cereal production declined by 43 per cent compared to the previous 5-year average.

The preliminary estimate of cereal deficits for the current marketing year is even greater. This prompted the Government to declare a national disaster on 5 February 2016, appealing for US$1.5B. The appeal is for both immediate and short term needs to address the impacts of the drought. Of the US$1.5B, US$1.04B is for immediate humanitarian needs.


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