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Food donations for Zimbabwe’s cyclone victims ‘left to rot’

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Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi
Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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Thousands of dollars worth of food donations have been left to rot in warehouses in Zimbabwe.

According to reports, the food items were meant for victims of recent deadly Cyclone that ripped the country and others in Southern Africa.

Herald newspaper reports that some of the items left to rot include flour, sugar beans and corn.

They were donated when Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa earlier this year.

Despite the country appealing for help to feed the thousands of hungry citizens, much of the donated food was never given to them.

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Majority of the items have also expired in storage and no longer safe for consumption.

The media has been unable to ascertain why the donations were not given out to victims with the warehouses where they were kept reportedly locked.

In August this year Zimbabwe was hit by a food crisis with more than five million people in dire need of food aid.

The United Nations said that most of those without food were close to starvation.

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The UN then launched in August launched a $331m appeal to help the country.

Zimbabwe is still battling the effects of drought, a cyclone and an economic crisis.

In April this year Zimbabwe’s government said it needed of millions of dollars to rebuild parts of the country.

Zimbabwe was one of the countries affected by the deadly Cyclone Idai at the time.

The country appealed for some $613 million in aid from local and foreign donors as it struggles to provide food for citizens following a severe drought.




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