Articles tagged 'wfp'

WFP suspends feeding programme 14 August 2017 HARARE - The World Food Programme (WFP) has stopped giving food aid to support the schools feeding programme, as Zimbabwe is no longer in a state of crisis. In an interview with the Daily News, WFP country director Eddie Rowe said their involvement was because of the El Nino-induced drought, w...
WFP exceeds school feeding target 9 April 2017 HARARE - World Food Programme (WFP) has exceeded its school feeding scheme by more than 1 000 from its targeted 76 000 children. In an interview with the Daily News on Sunday, WFP country director Eddie Rowe said the programme had been targeting drought-stricken areas of the country. “We ac...
WFP launches $250m hunger relief plan 4 April 2017 HARARE - The World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday launched a $253 million five-year Country Strategic Plan (CSP) to alleviate hunger and improve nutrition in Zimbabwe. Its country director, Eddie Rowe, said this year WFP has projected to utilise $53 million under the plan. The new CSP comes...
Aid agencies' pull-out threat a nightmare 28 October 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's regime continues to manipulate the magnanimous relief effort by western governments and aid agencies, forcing the humanitarian agencies to make painful choices — either to stop dealing with the rogue and unsavoury government or turning their back on needy civili...
US extends $20m to boost drought response 21 April 2016 HARARE - The United States offered a larger than expected package of aid to Zimbabwe, saying it was providing $20 million to boost the El-Nino-induced drought response and help get the shattered economy back on its feet. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) said this ...
Lupane villagers appeal for food aid 16 December 2013 LUPANE - Villagers here said they were facing mass starvation unless they received urgent food aid from the government. Food shortages have been a constant feature in Zimbabwe over the past decade with reports from international aid agencies suggesting that most households have already exhaust...
US gives Zim $10m for food aid 22 October 2013 HARARE - The US government, through its Agency for International Development's (USAid) Office of Food for Peace (FFP), has provided an additional $10 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). This assistance will support humanitarian food needs in Zimbabwe during the October to March hunge...
Food distribution should not be politicised 7 October 2013 EDITOR — With hunger biting in Mbire, may I put it to the attention of World Food Programme (WFP) and Christian Care that their food distribution is heavily politicised with kraal heads having already selected beneficiaries on partisan lines. Members of the MDC are being left out as punishment...
Econet ventures into insurance 2 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's largest mobile telecommunications company Econet Wireless (Econet) has ventured into the insurance sector to assist small scale farmers. Agriculture experts say the move by Econet — to develop a weather-indexed drought insurance service which allows farmers to make a financ...
WFP to increase cash handouts 2 January 2013 HARARE - The World Food Programme (WFP) is set to increase its cash handouts to people in drought-stricken parts of Zimbabwe, country director Felix Bamezon has said. Currently, the UN agency is giving out $3 per person per month but is mulling increasing the amount in light of a likely food pric...
Women leading the way 9 September 2012 MASVINGO - Women in rural Masvingo have taken the bull by the horns and are leading the way in fighting poverty. With their men out in the towns or having crossed into South Africa in search of elusive employment, women here have been forced not only to put food on the table, but to take over phy...