No more CAP funds for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe will no longer benefit from Consolidated Appeal Funds (CAP), Ambassador to Norway, Ingebjorg Stofring, has reveal.

"This is the last CAP fund for Zimbabwe," she said on Friday.

"While there are some issues to be dealt with we are considering stopping funds for Zimbabwe after the 2012 Appeal."

The Minister of Regional Integration and International Cooperation, Priscilla Misihairabwi said Zimbabwe still needed CAP funds because many projects were not yet completed by the Government of National Unity (GNU) of which she is a member.

"I can admit that there were many problems with CAP funds before the GNU came in in 2009," she said.

"I am, however very happy to say that there are now little issues still to be thrashed out with partners who are willing to give us money for various projects."

In order to address the identified priority needs of vulnerable groups in Zimbabwe, the 2012 CAP requests a total of $268 376 059 to meet its strategic objectives.

"Wile this request is a significant reduction from requirements in the 2011 CAP, it should not be interpreted to imply a reduction in humanitarian needs of Zimbabwe," the UN said in a Report to donors.

"The reduction in financial help comes mainly from transition of recovery activities to non-CAP funding mechanisms that became operational in 2011."

The UN said furthermore, fragility of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe could require a revision of the funding requirements should the scenarios need to be revisited.

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