UN / ZIMBABWE FOOD CRISIS

07-Aug-2019 00:01:04
The Government of Zimbabwe and aid organizations launched a revised Humanitarian Response Plan seeking $331 million to help 3.7 million people through the end of next April in Zimbabwe. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / ZIMBABWE FOOD CRISIS
TRT: 01:04
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

07 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. Wide shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Our humanitarian colleagues, the Government of Zimbabwe and aid organizations today launched a revised Humanitarian Response Plan seeking $331 million to help 3.7 million people through the end of next April in Zimbabwe. The country is facing many humanitarian challenges stemming from climate change and economic shocks. Food insecurity has worsened following the droughts of 2018 and 2019 and continuing macroeconomic challenges. Some 5.5 million people in rural areas and 2.2 million people in urban areas of Zimbabwe are believed to be food insecure. For its part, the World Food Programme is stepping up its assistance by providing food aid and also building the capacity of chronically hungry communities to withstand climate shocks.”
5. Med shot, journalists
6. Wide shot, Dujarric walks away
STORYLINE
The Government of Zimbabwe and aid organizations today (7 Aug) launched a revised Humanitarian Response Plan seeking $331 million to help 3.7 million people through the end of next April in Zimbabwe.

The spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric, told journalists at UN Headquarters that “the country is facing many humanitarian challenges stemming from climate change and economic shocks” and “food insecurity has worsened following the droughts of 2018 and 2019 and continuing macroeconomic challenges.”

Dujarric said “some 5.5 million people in rural areas and 2.2 million people in urban areas of Zimbabwe are believed to be food insecure.”

For its part, he said, the World Food Programme (WFP) “is stepping up its assistance by providing food aid and also building the capacity of chronically hungry communities to withstand climate shocks.”

Cyclone Idai in March caused major damage in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, killing over 1,200 people.
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