Zimbabwe Humanitarian Emergency

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

Natural hazards, including droughts, floods and cyclones, and a worsening economic crisis are contributing to a deterioriation of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe. Millions of people are facing acute food insecurity and delivery of basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation has been severely constrained. Limited access to basic services, loss of livelihoods and population displacement have heightened protection risks, including gender-based violence (GBV) and negative coping strategies such as transactional sex and early marriage. Pregnant women face poor access to maternal health services. UNFPA is working to strengthen access to and utilization of sexual and reproductive health service in Zimbabwe, focusing in particular on reducing maternal mortality and HIV infection rates and increasing access to family planning services. Additionally, UNFPA is working to prevent, mitigate the risks and strengthen the response to GBV, through activities such as distribution of dignity kits, establishment of women's and girls' safe spaces, dissemination of information on available services and capacity strengthening of humanitarian actors on Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to GBV in Emergencies (GBViE).

Country Population: 15.6 mil

Humanitarian needs

5.31 million
1.38 million
1.74 million
Last updated on - 14 Julio 2020
UNFPA Zimbabwe/Nikita Little

Humanitarian funding

Resources in $

Key results2019

  • People Reached
    Total women reached with all types of SRH services
    People reached with Dignity Kits
    Total people reached with Adolescent SRH
    Total people reached with all types of GBV services
    Affected population reached with Family Planning services
  • Services delivered
    Functional health facilities supported by UNFPA that provide Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC)
    Cantidad de espacios seguros
    Health facilities that incorporate one-stop centers for GBV survivors, supported by UNFPA
  • Capacity strengthening
    Youth facilitators and volunteers trained on sexual and reproductive health
    Personnel trained on clinical management of rape
  • Additional indicators
    Personnel trained on the use of Emergency RH kits

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.

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