1,3m in need of food aid

food_aid_womanHARARE- A national survey has indicated that Zimbabwe will face another food crisis as more than 1,3 million nationals will need food aid to reach the harvests of the next season. According to the National Nutrition Survey, close to 1,3 million individuals will be in need of food supplies as the country reserves cannot reach the end of the next season.

The survey further indicated that about 36 percent of children below the age of five suffered from malnourishment hence there was great need of expedited national and household food security response from the government and its strategic partners.

The government, which is not in a position to solely address the looming crisis, has called for a State-Non-governmental organisation partnership to improve agriculture productivity and food security.

Speaking on behalf of other humanitarian organisations, Catholic Relief Services country representative, Paul Townsend, assured to assist the struggling government to address food shortages in the country.

Our relationship with the government lies in the common interest of serving the people. This means that we will always extend our hand in all matters to do with peoples well being, he said.

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