Zimbabwe Humanitarian Emergency

A woman, her daughter and their chickens
UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little

Zimbabwe's humanitarian needs stem from a severe El Nino-related drought that has left millions food insecure. In such situations, women and girls are more vulnerable to violence due to the long distances they may have to travel to obtain basic household resources, as well as from the stress of having to feed more mouths at home. UNFPA in Zimbabwe works to strengthen access to and utilization of sexual and reproductive health services and supports mechanisms to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Country Population: 15.6 mil
Level of Crisis:
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Humanitarian needs

4.30 million
1.08 million
1.44 million
Last updated on - 01 January 2017
UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2016

  • Services delivered
    Total people reached with sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services in humanitarian settings
    Number of safe spaces
  • Capacity building
    Health personnel trained on gender-based violence case management

Emergencies updates and resources

  • Results data are reported and updated as they become available.
  • - Targets and UNFPA's populations of concern, including women of reproductive age and pregnant women, are estimated using the MISP calculator.
  • - Funding estimates are based on country planning processes, including inter-agency humanitarian response plans and regional refugee and resilience plans.
  • L1: Humanitarian crises in which the national and international resources available in the affected country are sufficient for the required response.
  • L2: Humanitarian crises requiring significant support from neighbouring countries, regional organizations and possibly humanitarian agency headquarters.
  • L3: Major, sudden-onset humanitarian crises requiring mobilization across the humanitarian system.
  • Crisis levels are determined by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, a forum of UN and non-UN humanitarian partners.