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WFP Received Over US$36 Million From USAID


By Zvikomborero Machirori


World Food Program (WFP) has the received the support of US$36.7 million to support the lean season response in Zimbabwe.





Speaking at the handover ceremony Roberto Borlini WFP Head of Program in Zimbabwe said that WFP complements government’s Food Deficit Mitigation Program distribution of food to vulnerable communities.




“From October to March WFP has complemented the Government’s Food Deficit Mitigation Program and distributes food to vulnerable communities” said Roberto Borlini.




WFP is targeting at reaching about 700 000 people in the rural districts and it has thanked USAID and other donors for the support.




“In this lean season WFP will gradually reach 700 000 people in rural districts at peak, thanks to USAID’s and other donor support” said Borlini.




The WFP will be caring out food distributions the lean season in Zimbabwe across 8 districts in the country namely Buhera, Hwedza, Mudzi, Bikita, Chivi, Nkayi, Mangwe and Mt Darwin.




Roberto Borlini also added on that the WFP and the United States are committed to support humanitarian and social assistance in Zimbabwe.




“WFP and the United States are committed to support humanitarian and social assistance for those who need it most in Zimbabwe.





“While we will provide short term assistance during this lean season we will continue creating livelihood opportunities to increase the purchase power of families, enabling them to meet their food needs” he added.






Since January, USAID has provided US$44.2 million to vulnerable families in Zimbabwe through World Food Program.


Robert Tapfumaneyi