Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Food crisis looms in Zimbabwe

WFP has warned that more than 1 million Zimbabweans may face hunger in the next few months after a dry year that has left them with limited access to food. WFP warns that, while there is food in rural areas, vulnerable households and individuals have been hard hit by harvest failures and now face high food prices.

This is not a famine. It is not a media-frenzy with starving children who can be turned into poverty porn. This is how nearly a billion people in the world go hungry every day - A bad year, poor harvests and high food prices. The food exists but the people can't get it. The WFP is calling for $42 million for food aid in Zimbabwe.

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