Zimbabwe President Mugabe Declares ‘State Of Disaster’ Due To Drought, Food Shortages

Agence France-Presse: Zimbabwe declares ‘state of disaster’ over drought
“Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a ‘state of disaster’ in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages…” (Jongwe, 2/5).

BBC News: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe declares drought disaster
“…The announcement comes days after the E.U. urged Mr. Mugabe to declare a state of disaster so donors can raise money quickly to provide food aid. The government has urged Zimbabweans not to panic, as it is importing maize from neighboring Zambia…” (2/5).

Bloomberg Business: Mugabe Declares National Emergency in Zimbabwe Over Drought
“…The number of people needing emergency food assistance has risen to 2.4 million from 1.5 million in a nation of 12 million people, Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere said in a statement handed to reporters in the capital, Harare, on Friday. Crops have been affected across 95 percent of the country and more than 16,000 cattle have died, he said…” (Marawanyika, 2/5).

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