Zimbabwe

El Niño likely to contribute to worsening food situation for millions in Zimbabwe

Farmers in Zimbabwe have already struggled with erratic rainfall and a fragile economy this year, but now they look set to suffer the effects of an El Niño-related drought.  In a bid to help an estimated 3.9 million people who face severe food insecurity between now and April, the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are stepping up relief to those most in need. WFP’s Niels Balzer spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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‘No cure’ for HIV in Zimbabwe says UN, following claims from local preacher

The United Nations in Zimbabwe is reaffirming that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to manage their infections, after a local preacher reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of an herbal cure.

WHO supports Zimbabwe with 1.4 million vaccinations to beat cholera outbreak

The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting Zimbabwe’s efforts to begin vaccinating 1.4 million people against a new deadly outbreak of cholera, beginning on Wednesday, after the water-borne disease first surfaced in a suburb of the capital Harare early last month.

News in Brief 14 September 2018

  • Mortar attack on WFP silo in Yemen ‘could affect vital aid deliveries to millions’
  • DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as UN steps up response
  • UN tackles contaminated wells, boreholes in Zimbabwe, as cholera strikes, killing 25
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News in Brief 02 August 2018

  • UN chief urges restraint amid reports of post-election violence in Zimbabwe
  • New Ebola cases in DR Congo, UN health agency reports
  • Key foods see biggest price drop since late last year: FAO
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‘Exercise restraint,’ UN chief urges Zimbabwe after post-election violence

After troops reportedly fired on demonstrators protesting election results in Zimbabwe, leaving three dead, the United Nations Secretary-General on Thursday called on the country’s political leaders, and the population at large, to "exercise restraint and reject any form of violence".

News In Brief 24 July 2018

  • Ebola outbreak in DRC declared over: WHO
  • Appeal for peaceful Zimbabwe elections amid threats of violence
  • Cause of deadly fires in Greece still unknown, say UN weather experts
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UN rights office appeals for peaceful Zimbabwe elections amid reports of intimidation

Zimbabwe’s upcoming presidential elections must be peaceful and credible, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, amid increasing reports of voter intimidation and coercion linked to the ruling ZANU-PF party.

UN chief condemns explosion at election rally in Zimbabwe that injured dozens, including senior politicians

The UN Secretary-General has condemned an explosion which took place at an election rally in Zimbabwe on Saturday, not long after President Emmerson Mnangagwa left the stage after addressing the crowd, according to news reports.

UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe

With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.