Health and Nutrition
responding in times of crises
The relief and recovery efforts were aimed at reducing the effects of drought experienced in the 2018/19/20 season which left an estimated 5.5 million people in need for food assistance. The efforts of the government of Zimbabwe, several partners including the UNWFP in drought reliefinitiated food assistance services in the most hard-hit areas. ADRA managed to secure funding for the assistance for Gweru, Zvishavane, Mbire, Seke and Binga districts. ADRA with its partners provided cushioning rations for the most vulnerable community members in the most food insecure districts. More than 105 000 individuals across these districts benefited from food assistance which is meant to save lives and preserve household assets. The same sector gave conditional food assistance to households with able bodied members who participated in various livelihood and environmental management activities and rehabilitation of key community infrastructure. 3150 individuals participated in these activities including dam rehabilitation, nutrition gardens, conservation agriculture, environmental management and lending and loans schemes. The major donor in the sector was the UNWFP. School feeding was implemented before the schools closed in Binga, Gokwe North and Zvishavane and was supported ny the UNWFP and Rise Against Hunger (RAH).