A state of disaster has been declared in Zimbabwe due to the current drought that has been worsened by the El Nino weather phenomenon. An estimated 2.4 million people are now in need of food aid, more than a quarter of the population.
There has been abnormally low rainfall since last year and there is no sign of water in many rivers. Fields are dry and bare, and thousands of cattle have died because their grazing areas have become parched.
We are stepping up our efforts to give children in the Chinhoyi region relief and keep them coming to school through our Feeding Programme.
But it is not only children who are suffering. Last week our Community Officer was approached by this old lady pleading for help. She looks after many orphan children since their parents (her own children) have passed away over the last few years. She is overwhelmed, weak and has no other place to turn.
Please help us raise awareness of this desperate situation, or make a donation here to directly impact these families now facing a desperate situation.