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Drought stricken Zimbabwe needs $290m– UN agency

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According to the United Nations Development Programme, the sum of $290 million is needed for assistance until March next year to help provide food and aid for drought stricken citizens of Zimbabwe.

The UN agency says it has been able to raise $70 million since February for humanitarian aid and more cash is still needed to help feed millions of Zimbabweans suffering from the pangs of drought.

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An El Nino-induced drought has hit southern Africa and cut the output of the staple maize crop. In March, the government said 4 million Zimbabweans required food aid, almost 30 per cent of the population.

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