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Worsening hunger crisis in Zimbabwe; WFP appeals for additional funds: Lola Castro

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With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme has appealed for an additional US$250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at-risk. WFP projections indicate that by year's end, the number of food-insecure Zimbabweans will have surged by almost 50% to touch 8.6 million - a staggering 60% of the population - owing to the combined effects of drought, economic recession, and the pandemic. A nationwide lockdown, reinforced last week, has precipitated massive joblessness in urban areas, while rural hunger is accelerating because now unemployed migrants are returning to...
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