Zim Faces Refugees Influx…UN Appeals For Assistance

HUMANITARIAN organisation, World Food Program (WFP) has warned of a possible increase in refugees flocking into Zimbabwe amidst indications that 6000 Mozambican refugees are already camped at the buffer zone between Zimbabwean and Mozambique awaiting relocation to Tongogara camp in Chipinge. By Michael Gwarisa According to WFP, due to clashes between Mozambican government forces and Renamo, and renewed insecurity in the Kasai Region of the  Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), an increased number of refugees entered the country in 2017. The situation if unabated, could lead to serious health problems…

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Kariba District Records Decline In Malnutrition Cases

By Michael Gwarisa In Kariba KARIBA District has recorded a decline in malnutrition cases since 2016 owing to rigorous interventions by the ministry of health in collaboration with Save the Children. In an interview on the sidelines of a media sensitisation tour in Siyakobvu, Save the Children Nutrition Officer, Talent Kadungu said malnutrition has been on the decline since the adoption of the interventions in the various districts including Kariba and Binga. “Kariba has been one of the most affected regions in the country with cases of severe malnutrition and…

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The Plight Of Malnourished HIV Positive Mothers In Hopely

“We end up eating our baby’s food because the situation at times becomes so bad, there wont be any food in the house…” By Michael Gwarisa  IT’S a Wednesday morning and hundreds of women both young and old are queuing at a World Food Program (WFP) container cubicle at Hopley Satellite Clinic to get their monthly allocations of fortified food for them and their young ones. Amongst the women is one weary looking young woman seating by the long bench with her baby clutched on her back. A gaze deep…

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WFP’s Nutritional support gives hope to Zim mothers

By Tatenda Rodney Macheka WFP is supporting more than 7000 children in Zimbabwe reap the long-term benefits of a healthy start to life. For Deladina Chiota, the anticipated joys of motherhood did not meet her exact expectations. When Deladina unexpectedly gave birth to twin girls — Gracious and Precious — her husband blamed her for bringing a double burden to his life, and left her. As a young, newly-single mother, Deladina braced herself and decided to embrace what life had offered.“There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins,” says…

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