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 Diciembre 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)
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
    Número de puntos de prestación de servicios que proporcionan una gestión clínica de la violación
    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: Crisis humanitarias en las cuales los recursos nacionales e internacionales disponibles en el país afectado son suficientes para la respuesta requerida.
  • L2: Crisis humanitarias que requieren un apoyo significativo de los países vecinos, las organizaciones regionales y posiblemente la sede de la agencia humanitaria.
  • L3: Grandes crisis humanitarias de aparición repentina que requieren movilización en todo el sistema humanitario.
  • Los niveles de crisis son determinados por el Comité Permanente entre Organismos, un foro de socios humanitarios de las Naciones Unidas y de otros países.