The World Food Program recently mentioned Zimbabwe in a Tweet. The food-assistance organization is pleading for people around the world to assist Zimbabwe.
A loaf of bread ? now costs 20 times more than 6 months ago in #Zimbabwe. Families are eating less, skipping meals, taking children out of school and falling deeper into debt. @WFP_Zimbabwe needs to reach over 4 million Zimbabweans urgently. Read on https://t.co/g9OoKneBrs pic.twitter.com/qMBBKWdnek— World Food Programme (@WFP) December 30, 2019
On their website, they stated that the crisis in Zimbabwe is partly to be blamed on the drought facing the country. It also mentions that it has the worst economic downturn the country has seen in a decade.
The Food Programme also mentions that Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket of Africa.
#Zimbabwe used to be the breadbasket ?? of Southern Africa, but today the prolonged drought and economic crisis are pushing the country into hunger.— World Food Programme (@WFP) December 30, 2019
WFP needs urgent funding to prevent millions of Zimbabweans from slipping into a desperate situation. pic.twitter.com/oYDvWZSXMV
Newslite reported earlier this month that old President Thabo Mbeki visited Zimbabwe to help with their political crisis.
According to state-run “The Herald”, after his meeting with Mnangagwa, Mbeki said he was prepared to help Zimbabwe with the challenges facing the country.
It is important for political parties to respect the will of the people in electoral processes and grievances must be dealt with through the legal system, he said.