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WFP Zimbabwe Country Brief, November 2020

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In Numbers

6.9 million people food insecure and in need of humanitarian assistance from January to April 2021

24,775 MT food assistance procured in October 2020

US$ 3.3 million cash-based transfers made in October 2020

US $180 million shortfall (December 2020 – May 2021)

1.4 million people assisted in October 2020

Operational Updates

  • In October, WFP’s Lean Season Assistance (LSA) programme scaled up to reach 1,064,538 people across 22 rural districts with in-kind food assistance. Of the total assisted, 22,727 people also benefitted from complementary livelihoods and resilience-based activities, including trainings on poultry production, livestock managements, small grains production, asset maintenance and climate smart agriculture techniques.

  • The Urban Food Security and Resilience Building programme is active in 22 urban domains across the country. A total of 326,000 people currently receive USD 12 per person, per month via value voucher or remittance exchange. The transfer value is priced to cover 62% of an individual’s basic food needs. October cycle disbursements were delayed due to operational constraints; in November, beneficiaries will receive a double disbursement for the months of October and November.

  • In October, WFP provided in-kind food assistance to 13,754 refugees at Tongogara Refugee Camp (TRC).

  • In-kind food assistance was distributed to 40,351 people in Rushinga and Beitbridge under the recent ARC Replica insurance pay-out of US$ 290,288, triggered by the 2019/20 drought.

  • In October, WFP distributed 17.76MT of Super Cereal Plus to a total of 2,960. However, regular Stunting Prevention activities remain suspended due to resource constraints WFP continues to advocate for support to resume the programme.

  • WFP hosted two seed fairs in Ward 17 and 13 of Masvingo District to improve access to inputs for smallholder farmers. A total of 12 seed companies attended the event and showcased their stress tolerant seed varieties to 977 farmers, of which 653 are women.