Food assistance and nutrition for children in Tshlotsho District

Emergency Food Assistance
Zimbabwe Emergency Food Assistance Project
Implementing Partner: Child Care Ministries
Lead Member: Emergency Relief and Development Overseas
People Served: 15,020
Budget: $561,584
Timeline: July 2023 – June 2024

Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) is supporting Child Care Ministries (CCM) with a 12-month food assistance and nutrition project in Tshlotsho District, North Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.

This is the fifth consecutive project focused on these communities. Once again, erratic and poor rains led to crop losses in some areas of the countries, Northern Matabeleland was badly affected. Coupled with the country’s poor macro-economic situation and very high inflation, households struggle to access sufficient food supplies. Most targeted households are expected to experience crisis food insecurity (IPC 3) and children’s nutrition is threatened.

In response, CCM will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the local community to identify children suffering from or at risk of malnutrition and provide corn soya blend + and deworming treatments to improve nutrition and food security.

15,020 children will receive this assistance. The Government of Zimbabwe will support participating households of this project with half-ration, general food distributions throughout the project intervention.

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