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Zimbabwe Humanitarian Response Plan - Updated, September 2016

Overview of the Crisis
Since the publication of the 2016-17 Zimbabwe HRP, the situation has dramatically deteriorated across the country. Post harvest assessments and the July Report of the Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) indicate that up to 4.1 million people in rural areas will be affected by food insecurity during the peak hunger period (January - March 2017). This amounts to 42% of the rural population. In August, 2.2 million people are in need of urgent food assistance. The ZimVAC highlights that in 20 districts, the levels of food insecurity lie between 50% and 79%. Approximately 4,3 million people in rural and urban areas are in need of water and sanitation services between now until March 2017. The nutrition situation has also deteriorated: four districts are above WHO thresholds for ‘serious’ or ‘critical’ GAM rates, and further 16 districts are classified as 'poor'.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
23 Sep 2016
Document type: 
Strategic Response Plan
Resource Mobilisation
Strategic Planning