Zimbabwe needs food assistance over next six months

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Following poor rains, A farmer’s maize cobs are the size of her hand [Photo: WFP/Victoria Cavanagh]

Bad weather conditions, high cost of supplies, lack of availability of fertilizers and seeds, and poor harvest, among other things, have triggered a food insecurity situation in Zimbabwe, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

Elizabeth Byrs, the spokesperson for the agency, says over 2.2 million people in the country will need food assistance over the next six months.

She discussed the deteriorating food situation with UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva.

Duration: 2'29"

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