Emergency food assistance for families facing prolonged drought

Emergency Food Assistance
Implementing Partner: Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe
Lead Member: ERDO - Emergency Relief & Development Overseas
People Served: 5,100
Budget: $498,000
Timeline: September 2020-April 2021

Emergency Relief and Development Overseas is supporting Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe with a six-month food assistance project in the Gulu and Zaka districts of Masvingo Province.

Many families in Zimbabwe are suffering from severe hunger due to drought, made worse by the overall economic difficulties in the country. The number of people facing emergency and crisis hunger rates is expected to increase to 3.58 million. Malnutrition rates are high and unhealthy coping strategies are being deployed.

This project is providing monthly food rations of maize meal, beans and cooking oil for the most vulnerable households. This includes households headed by women or children, as well as households who have members with special needs or are hosting orphans.

A total of 5,100 people will benefit (1037 households).

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