The deepening economic crisis combined with the impact of climate shocks, including prolonged drought, continued to cause the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe. Various macro-economic developments, including the devaluation of the local currency (RTGS), caused a year-on-year inflation rate of around 300 per cent in August, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The price of basic commodities -such as food and fuel- have risen steeply, while the drought, increases in input prices and delayed availability of inputs are impacting farmers’ capacity to prepare for the upcoming maize planting season. Rolling power cuts of up to 18 hours per day are affecting the productive sector nationwide and further reducing employment opportunities.
Latest Reports from ReliefWeb
- The legacy of Cyclone Idai still impacting Zimbabweans three years on
- Zimbabwe: Government of Japan strengthens health services in Manicaland Province in partnership with UNOPS
- Zimbabwe: Livelihood Baseline Assessment Report: Matebeleland South | Masvingo provinces, November - December 2021
- Zimbabwe: Household Livelihood Intention Survey Report (Manicaland | Masvingo | Matabeleland south provinces), November – December 2021
- Zimbabwe: More than 45 000 people benefit from free health care services in Chipinge and Chimanimani
Regional Office for Southern & Eastern Africa