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Zimbabwe war vets end blockade on children's food

Harare (dpa) - Food has been distributed to hungry children in Zimbabwe after a two-month blockade of a food warehouse by President Robert Mugabe's war veterans came to an end, Catholic church officials said Wednesday. The blockade by 30 war…

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News and Press Release
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DPA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Irrigation schemes would allow year round farming, FAO

JOHANNESBURG, 30 July (IRIN) - Irrigation schemes would substantially increase agricultural production in drought stricken Zimbabwe, but projects that were meant to have started years ago remain dormant due to a lack of funds. About six million people face hunger in…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Feeding scheme resumed

JOHANNESBURG, 29 July (IRIN) - A feeding scheme run by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Zimbabwe's Binga district has resumed after war veterans forced its closure last month. However, the local government ordered that the scheme would…

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News and Press Release
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TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

ADRA responds to food shortage in Zimbabwe

Silver Spring, Maryland - On July 15, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Zimbabwe began a six-month emergency food program for 12,000 people in the Binga district of the Matabeleland province located in the southwestern part of…

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News and Press Release
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ADRA
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

CWS Emergency Appeal: Zimbabwe Drought Relief

Appeal Number: 6446 Appeal Amount: $125,000 Situation Report A persistent drought in Zimbabwe is devastating the agriculture-based economy and is threatening the health and lives of nearly four million people. Officials forecast grain production in the country will decline more than 50…

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Appeal
Source:
CWS
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe + 5 more

Press conference by World Food Programme

In a press conference at Headquarters on 23 July, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) told reporters that the deepening humanitarian crisis in southern Africa was perhaps the most severe and urgent dilemma the facing the…

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News and Press Release
Source:
UN DGC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

AIDS - the crisis in Zimbabwe worsens

By Clare Finnigan in Zimbabwe Kindman, a 27-year-old Zimbabwe Red Cross volunteer is well named. Gently he carries two small children into the round immaculately kept thatched hut, and carefully places them on the floor. Helger who is two and…

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News and Press Release
Source:
IFRC
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

World Vision and USAID launch food aid program

By Vongai Makamure - Communications Officer World Vision, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), last week launched a food aid program to benefit people affected by the food crisis in Beitbridge and Bulilimamangwe. The USAID-funded food will…

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News and Press Release
Source:
World Vision
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Cautioned urged over food politicisation claims

JOHANNESBURG, 23 July (IRIN) - Distribution of food aid in Zimbabwe, where six million people face hunger, has become a political hot-potato, much to the chagrin of humanitarian agencies implementing life-saving programmes. Accusations that the distribution of food aid has been…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: Focus on farm workers call for inclusion in land reform

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations] JOHANNESBURG, 23 July (IRIN) - After a history of neglect, Zimbabwe's commercial farm labourers risk losing out yet again, this time in the form of the government's land…

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News and Press Release
Source:
TNH
Posted:
21 Mar 2011