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  1. Humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe – a brief overview IASC meeting 17.12.2008 Ute Kollies/GCMS

  2. Setting the Scence • Inter-partynegotiations seem hopelessly deadlocked • Full blown economic crisis with roughly 231 million % inflation • HIV/AIDs – national emergency since May 2002: 1.2 m aids orphans, 2 million deaths so far, 2,214 adults & 240 children die every week of AIDs • Humanitarian crisis due to cholera ,food insecurity due to harvest failure and economic decline, lack of inputs and near full collapse of basic social services • Cross border movements mainly to RSA and Botswana

  3. Setting the scene • 3 December: Minister of Health declares a state of emergency and appealed for international assistance • 11 December: President Mugabe declares cholera had been halted • Regionally, Botswana, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi , RSA have also been affected by cholera • Human rights abuses (recent abductions of ZPP director, Jetsina Mukoko one example)

  4. Humanitarian challenges • Access to victims • Impact of exchange rate on humanitarian activities • Political polarisation of humantiarian assistance • Additional Natural disasters (floods, epidemics (anthrax, foot and mouth disease), drought) • Possible impact of global financial crisis

  5. CAP requirements • 550 million USD for 35 appealing organizations including NGOs and faith based organizations • Priority sectors: food (320m ) agriculture (58 m), health (45 m), nutrition (10 m), watsan and hygiene (21 m) • Address the needs of 5.1 million Zimbabweans vulnerable to food insecurity

  6. Cholera and food insecurity impressions

  7. Alert • The United Nations warned on Tuesday,16.Dec. it may have to cut food rations to millions of hungry people in Zimbabwe, due to a lack of funds. • The rainy season under way in the region is expected to fuel the spread of the contagious water-borne disease, which has infected at least 18,418 people and killed 978 since August. • Nearly 4 million Zimbabweans receive monthly food rations from the U.N.'s World Food Programme (WFP), which hopes to feed 5.1 million -- almost half the population -- from January. • But donors have contributed only $16 million towards a $140 million WFP appeal for Zimbabwe, leading to smaller distributions of maize and beans to families in the past two months,