Humanitarian Bulletins

17 Jan 2014
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01– 31 December 2013


  • Funding shortages continue to impede partners from delivering complete food baskets, with half rations being distributed in all but six districts.

  • Waterborne disease cases and deaths significantly exceed those reported throughout 2012, raising concern among partners.

  • Upsurge in unaccompanied minors assisted from Botswana and SA reported in December.

19 Dec 2013
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 - 30 November 2013


  • A severe funding shortage has affected the Seasonal Targeted Assistance (STA) programme, prompting partners to distribute half rations in efforts to spread the limited resources.

  • A fresh cholera outbreak has been reported in Masvingo province after a five month reprieve.

  • Partners have observed a slump in irregular migrants deported from SA and Botswana, as well as Third Country Nationals assisted...

25 Nov 2013
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 September - 31 October 2013


  • Partners began the food response although a funding shortfall threatens to derail the programme.

  • Continued cases of waterborne diseases remain a concern to partners.

  • A spike in Zimbabwean deportees assisted from Botswana and South Africa was noted in October,

  • Humanitarian partners have begun initiatives to prepare communities for challenges associated with the rainy season.

24 Sep 2013
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 July - 31 August 2013
  • A quarter of Zimbabwe’s rural population is expected to need food assistance in the lean season.

  • Acute malnutrition in all provinces remains below the national threshold although routine screening should be availed more widely so treatment can be availed to those in need.

  • Partners have employed an array of strategies in efforts to improve food and nutrition security.

  • Fluctuations in the number of Zimbabweans deported...

08 Jul 2013
Zimbabwe: Humanitarian Bulletin 01 – 30 June 2013


 Partners continue to support Government through initiatives to enhance food security.

 Although malaria cases have declined, the high death toll remains a concern.

 Less returned migrants assisted in 2013 compared to 2012.

 Partners commend Zimbabwe for refugee friendly policies.