Zimbabwe: WVZ feeding about 1.7 million

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World Vision Zimbabwe is currently running a food relief programme in 18 districts reaching about 1.7 million needy people. The commodities, which include maize meal, corn soya blend, beans and vegetable oil are being provided by World Food Programme, USAID and C-SAFE (Consortium for Southern African Famine Emergency), which is USAID funded.
WV Zimbabwe first distributed food in partnership with the WFP from February 2002 to September 2002.

Currently World Vision Zimbabwe is implementing the second phase of the WFP food distribution, reaching over 1,3 million needy people.

The C-SAFE program is a regional food assistance program to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi involving three agencies where World Vision is the leading agency in Zimbabwe with the other two being CARE International and Catholic Relief Services.

WVZ is targeting 363 000 beneficiaries in three districts.

To date, 40 100 metric tonnes of food commodities, valued at $20 050 000 has been allocated to Zimbabwe under the C-SAFE programme.

USAID is also running a general food and supplementary feeding programme, which is expected to end at the end of March and absorbed by the C-SAFE programme.