Zimbabwe: Famine

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 11th January 2021.

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Photo of Bell Ribeiro-Addy Bell Ribeiro-Addy Labour, Streatham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will provide additional support to relief efforts in Zimbabwe to support people suffering from the famine in that country.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

On the 30th December 2020 the UK announced a £47 million support package to nine countries affected by food insecurity including Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, £4 million will be used to provide 110,000 people in urban areas with monthly transfers worth USD 12 per person. People targeted include the elderly, people with disabilities and child-headed households. Through our ongoing humanitarian programme, the UK is also supporting 156,000 food insecure people in 3 rural districts with food assistance.

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