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UN pledges humanitarian support to Zimbabwe

Diplomatic Correspondent

UN has pledged to continue assisting Zimbabwe on humanitarian aids support in the quest to ensure eradication of hunger in the country.

This was revealed by UN Resident Coordinator Ms Mario Rebeiro during her meeting with Zimbabwe’s Vice President Kembo Mohadi yesterday at Munumutapa offices.

The high level engagement was meant to discuss issues around food security in the country.

“We work with our member states and different countries with Zimbabwe being amongst the SADC countries. Therefore, given the current impact of climate change which is negatively affecting Zimbabwe, the UN country team will continue to work closely with the Government to ensure that humanitarian assistance in as much as food security and other aspects is improved. The challenge is not only about food so there is need to look closely on those issues,” Ms Rebeiro said.

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VP Mohadi complimented the desire by United Nations to continue supporting the country on a wider perspective.

“So we had fruitful discussions about how we could move forward towards what Government is undertaking to end drought in Zimbabwe. We discussed about the food security situation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and efforts the UN is making to work in collaboration with the Government concerning the extension of humanitarian support to the nation,” VP Mohadi said.

Zimbabwe has been grappling with food insecurity after the dry spell seasons in the last few years and the Cyclone Idai which came at the back of climate change.

Tendai Guvamombe