Zimbabwe Humanitarian Emergency

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

An unprecedented El Niño-related drought has triggered a second shock-year of hunger and hardship for poor and vulnerable people in Zimbabwe, leaving 4.3 million food insecure. The combination of a poor 2014-2015 harvest, an extremely dry early season and forecasts for continuing hot and drier-than-average conditions through mid-2016 suggest a scenario of extensive crop failure with serious consequences that will persist until at least to the next harvest in 2017. In early 2017, above normal rainfall, worsened by the effects of tropical cyclone Dineo in March 2017, resulted in severe floods affecting 36 districts in Zimbabwe. UNFPA’s assistance focuses on providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and preventing and responding to gender based violence (GBV) to the drought and floods affected women and girls throughout 2018.

Country Population: 15.6 mil

Humanitarian needs

4.09 million
1.02 million
1.33 million
Last updated on - 01 December 2018
UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2018

  • People Reached
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
    GBV survivors reached
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Number of safe spaces
    Number of service delivery points supported that provide clinical management of rape
    Maternity health facilities/tents/homes operationalized with UNFPA support
    Dignity Kits distributed
  • Capacity building
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health

Emergencies related listing

  • 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.