Zimbabwe Council of Churches partners embassies, Unicef
THE Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has partnered with various stakeholders, including Unicef and the Canadian Embassy in Zimbabwe, in efforts to deliver food aid to the vulnerable amid the country’s worsening
hunger and water crises.
This comes as the World Food Programme (WFP)’s recent projections indicated that by year’s end the number of food insecure Zimbabweans will have surged by almost 50 percent, reaching 8,6 million, owing to the
combined effects of drought, economic recession and the pandemic.
The ZCC indicated that it had conducted food distribution, sanitary ware distribution and coronavirus (Covid-19) awareness campaigns in ward 4 of the Bubi District in Matabeleland North, with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Zimbabwe, while 10 boreholes were drilled in Muzarabani, ward 10 in order to improve access to safe water and prevent spread of communicable diseases.
“We have also distributed food in Gutu… communities that were affected by drought. Our feeding programme … is going to come to an end at the end of November.