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Livestock Initiative Restores Land, Water in Zimbabwe

"Local residents say that years of irresponsible agricultural practices have left the land dry and barren...Africa Center for Holistic Management is training other nonprofit organizations, such as Chikukwa Ecological Land Use Community Trust, Action Against Hunger Zimbabwe, World Vision Zimbabwe and Land O'Lakes, to use its livestock strategy to restore land and natural water sources."



Since its independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has experienced a tense political environment and an unstable economy. To tackle its financial challenges, the country is creating initiatives to rejuvenate the economy, including replacing the national currency with the American dollar for international trade. While the economy has improved significantly in recent years, the public health situation continues to deteriorate. High rates of malnutrition, alarming numbers of HIV and AIDS cases, and frequent cholera outbreaks are huge humanitarian challenges.

Where there's a Will there's a way to safe clean water

"Will Tillett is the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) coordinator in Zimbabwe, for international humanitarian organisation Action Against Hunger. His role involves water sanitation projects in this poverty-stricken country. 'Action Against Hunger's mission in Zimbabwe, as in all of the countries where it works, is to reduce the incidence and severity of malnutrition in vulnerable populations.

Containing Cholera Around the World

In recent months cholera outbreaks in southern Zimbabwe have killed hundreds and infected thousands. Action Against Hunger, which has been in Zimbabwe since 2002, has scaled up its response to help prevent a full-scale epidemic. We’re working with funding partner ECHO to provide safe water, emergency sanitation, and health and hygiene education for 30,000 affected people in the region.

Robert Mugabe admits Zimbabwe cholera epidemic is national emergency

"'We went to meet the South African health ministry and NGOs like Medecins Sans Frontieres, the French group Action against Hunger and the South African NGO Gift of Caregivers and UNICEF came in and saved the day. Now there is a semblance of a hospital. Without the NGOs it would have been even more of a disaster.'"

Cholera death toll hits 565

"'The main problem we have right now is that the mobilisation of people [leaving the capital] is making it extremely complicated to contain the epidemic,' says Alex Le Cuziat, the head of mission for aid group Action Against Hunger in Harare."

Zimbabwe / Urgent Need For Medical Supplies to Combat Cholera

"...To address the urgent water needs, IOM and Action Against Hunger are finalizing the connection of a borehole which will supply the Beitbridge hospital with water. The CTC at the Beitbridge reception centre has so far treated 15 suspected cholera cases, with no deaths. ..."

Containment Efforts Scaled Up as Cholera Sweeps Zimbabwe

The international humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger | ACF International announced a scaling up of its ongoing efforts to address the onset of cholera across southern Zimbabwe. State-owned media announced new cholera outbreaks in the city of Beitbridge on November 18, which to date has claimed more than 300 lives, with more than a 6,000 infections confirmed by medical organizations working in the region.

Letter Asks NGOs To Leave Zimbabwe

On Wednesday, June 4, the government of Zimbabwe sent a letter to all NGOs suspending their involvement on the ground until further notice. This decision by local authorities is of extremely high concern for the millions of Zimbabweans who depend on assistance from NGOs. The immediate impact of these humanitarian aid organizations on health and water, particularly for vulnerable populations and AIDS patients, adds the medium-term food security of the population. The weeks ahead are indeed crucial for the preparation of the season and the suspension of NGO activities will result in an irreversible delay.

Organizations working to fight hunger

"...Action Against Hunger. Working in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to fight malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations of conflict, war, and natural disaster. ..."

About Action Against Hunger | ACF International

Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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