March 30, 2017

Zimbabwe Declares ‘State Of Disaster’ Over Drought

President Robert Mugabe today declared a “state of disaster” in many rural areas hit by a severe drought.

HARARE, ZIMBABWE:  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe today declared a “state of disaster” in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 per cent of the population facing food shortages.

“The president has declared a state of disaster in regard to severely affected areas,” public works minister Saviour Kasukuwere said in a statement.

He said the “food insecure population” has risen to around 2.44 million, or 26 percent of the population.

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