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Asking For Additional $290M In Aid, UNDP Says Up To 4.5M Zimbabweans Will Need Food Assistance Over Coming Year

Reuters: U.N. agency says half of rural Zimbabwe will need food aid by next March
“The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said on Monday up to 4.5 million people, half of Zimbabwe’s drought-stricken rural population, will need aid by next March as the agency seeks to plug a funding gap of $290 million for assistance. An El Niño-induced drought has hit Southern Africa and cut the output of the staple maize crop…” (Dzirutwe, 5/9).