WFP needs urgent funding to prevent millions of Zimbabweans from slipping into a desperate situation.
This is some amazing propaganda and truth twisting to avoid saying what actually happened
Zim’s demise has nothing to do with the weather.
No, that money will just go to enable the continuation of the problems. Stop enabling the catastrophes in Africa.
Zimbabwe kicked out or murdered all of their white farmers years ago, and now they're struggling and want the same white race to help them. 🤔🤔🤔
Let them eat the land they stole. Land is wealth if you have the brain capacity to use it. They wanted it , they got it now they live, die and starve on it. Guess what those white farmers have moved on, and now have better options.
When the White Farmers were driven off their farms, where were you? Where are you now when South African farmers are murdered and their land stolen? Guess you only react when its too late? #facepalm
Ahahahahahahah, only getting what they deserve. They are getting in return the evil that they did to white farmers.
Maybe they shouldn't have killed and chased off all the white farmers. Look to see the same problems in South Africa in 5 years.
Thats what you get from killing the hand that feeds you.
White Farmers must be held to account, oh, wait, there's virtually no WHITE Farmers left? OMG, who can we blame NOW!!!!?? White Postmen, White Teachers or White Plumbers? It's getting more difficult to blame White People every year, they keep leaving the country.
Never know what you had until you lose it, I guess.
"prolonged drought and economic crisis " you say? Just that? 🤔🤨
WFP needs urgent #integrity too
Coming soon to a neighbourhood near you!
This is what happens when you quick out the white farmers!! Take notice South Africa!!!
China will buy all your land and make slaves soon anyway
Your organization will not be receiving anything from people who are aware of why this problem exists in the first place.
These people are dying the deaths we told them they would for their heinous and backwards policies. Kill your food makers and you will starve.
Excuse me??? You need funding for the millions of Zimbabweans?? They got what they wanted!! They murdered and tortured the white farmers!!! Funding flippen barbarians!! No ways ‼🤬‼
EWC. Expropriation Without Compensation. South Africa "en route" to starvation too?
Zimbabwe was never the breadbasket. #rhodesia was though, maybe ZA should study their success ans see what they were doing right?
You should be held accountable for this disaster. You never said anything along with the Britons and UN when they took the farms on basis of skin colour.
The United Kingdom let its own people suffer at the hands of Mugabe. Make them pay for this disaster
100% agree with you @Jentina3DArtist ! The audacity of @WFP 😡
It's almost as if the 55 IQ farmers aren't as capable as the ones they murdered and/or chased away. I hope South Africa is watching, you're next.
We are all laughing at them! They took the farms, why aren't they farming? Oh that's right...blacks can't farm.
Rhodies didn't starve to death, Zims do. Because the latter are a breathtakingly incompetent group of people.
Marxism kills, every time. Dont scapegoat the weather, apologists
South Africa will be the same soon.
Then we will have starving people by the billions moving north to as for handouts from the europeans that can no longer sustain the hordes of migrants already here.
You forgot to add that black leadership and peoples of Zimbabwe backed by the Globalist cabal murdered, tortured and chased white farmers away from their privately owned land & businesses which brought on the poverty and hunger problems for Zimbabwe @WFP @WFPChief @WFP_Media
The Mugabe family could bring back to Zimbabwe the wealth they appropriated, to feed the starving people they created.
72% of white owned farms were purchased after Zimbabwe became independent. In 2000 Mugabe's thugs took land by force, because whited voted for the opposition. Let China help.
This is the direct result of corrupt leaders. Same will happen with #SouthAfrica if they continue with the current direction of #EWC and pushing all qualified people from The country.@MYANC @EFFSouthAfrica stop your direction and work for a sustainable future. #stopkillingfarmers
White farmers are told to leave because they aren't real Africans. Excerpt from the documentary "Mugabe vs. the White African"
I wonder whatever happened to this chap? Peter Chamada?
I'll tell you the end of this story: the land was eventually taken from him, 500 black people lost their job, and this land, which was one of the biggest mangoe plantations in Zimbabwe is now useless, belonging to the Minister's son (the one in this video), and not to "the poor black peasants". But hey, at least they kicked the white man out.
You people are ridiculous.
Cordell Van der Merwe
Rhodesia (jewel) Zimbabwe (garbage) case closed. For the poor peasant.. it would be a benefit for it to be a colony again.
Guess the africans will go back to tribal warfare.
They are paying now for the loss of these innocent people. What they did was pure evil. These farmers were hard working and honorable People. Now this Country only imports..No exports. They destroyed the land through ignorance. It's a horrible thing and God sees what they've done
Pretty funny.... "It will never be a colony again". And currently the land is being sold off to the Chinese, colonizing it again. Hayibo. The Chinese just wrote off $600m in debt, meaning that Zimbabwe is in China's pocket. Shame, looks like the "poor black majority" can't run a country on their own for too long and need a new "baas" to come around. 50 years from now the (still) "poor black majority" will realize the Chinese is much less understanding and quickly start looking for a new "baas". "We've shifted to the Indians now!" Hahahaha
Property rights are only as good as the government that back them.
checking the comments....sounds like Mugabe....getting out of his German car, wearing an Italian suit, wearing a Swiss watch, talking on his Swedish cellphone, about to board his Austrian plane, kids studying in SA in white university, going to all hospitals exept in Zim........shouting u Europeans we don't need u...whahahha idiots
GOOD ALL WHITES NEED 2 GO BACK 2 EUROPE AND STOP EATING OFF AFRICAS RESOURCES .
The anti-white racism in the comments is really disturbing.
Its just a glimpse of how blacks feel under the surface. Segregation is needed it seems.
THE FARMER AT WAR
By Trevor Grundy and Bernard Miller
Published by Modern Farming Publications
World Food Programme
📢WFP warns that urgent funding is needed for #Zimbabwe
“Unless firm pledges are made now, we risk running out of food seeing that it can take up to 3 months for funding commitments to become food on people’s tables.” - Niels Balzer, WFP Deputy Country Director in Zimbabwe
World Food Programme
"Never have I lost two rounds of planting to drought." 🌽🌡️☀️
The 2018/2019 cropping season in #Zimbabwe was marred by one of the worst droughts in recent history and dry spells continue to threaten the upcoming 2020 harvest.
#Zimbabwe is one of the "hungriest nations in the world". @WFP Zimbabwe's Deputy Country Director, Niels Balzer speaks to @Zimindependent about the unfolding humanitarian crisis 🚨
Read more of what he had to say here:
ZIMBABWE is facing one of its worst humanitarian crises in a decade with close to eight million people — half the country’s population — facing hunger.
According to a recent report by the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the right to food, Zimbabwe is hurtling towards “man-made starvation”. UN agencies like the World Food Programme (WFP) have scaled up drought assistance programmes to cater for the lean season (January to April). The UN agency is now appealing for US$200 million to provide food around the country as hunger stalks the most vulnerable communities. Zimbabwe Independent reporter Nyasha Chingono (NC) met WFP deputy country director Niels Balzar (NB) to discuss the agency’s humanitarian interventions. Below are excerpts of the interview:
NC: How dire is the drought situation in Zimbabwe and is it likely to worsen?
NB: Let me start by saying that as the World Food Programme, we are very worried about the situation on the ground. As you probably know, the latest
assessments that were done in 2019 show that almost half of the population, eight million people, are in need of some form of assistance during the peak of the lean season. The peak of the lean season, as you may be aware, is essentially the time between January, all the way up to April when the next harvest is coming. So this is the period when most people have run out of food and hunger is at its peak. And so obviously, in this year’s lean season, what we are responding to now is the outcome or the impact of a not very good harvest from 2018 and 2019.
Some did not harvest at all during the last harvest, some half-harvested, but at a suppressed scale. That is why we had already started our assistance in August last year to help those communities who had not harvested or had a very limited harvest. And as you may imagine, as we move through the season, more and more people are facing food insecurity. So we are gradually scaling up out of the eight million people that are food insecure. While originally the plan was to reach about two million right, with these new numbers we have now decided in coordination with the government to reach up to 4,1 million people during the peak of the lean season.
NC: How much funding do you require to provide food in Zimbabwe’s worst affected areas?
NB: We urgently need about US$200 million to provide this assistance for the peak of the lean season. But we already know now that given, as you just mentioned in the introduction, that we are most likely looking at another at least partially failed agricultural season. As such, we are likely to extend our support all the way into April and May, and most likely also start our assistance earlier than usual. That means as early again as August. I guess it is no secret Zimbabwe is obviously undergoing some economic reforms and those economic reforms are necessary. The economic reforms are necessary because I think sustainable food security is dependent on a functional economy that is growing. Having said this, I think the austerity economic reforms have had an immediate detrimental impact on the food security of many Zimbabweans. So it is a combination of climate change, as well as the economic crisis that we have at hand. And I would say given that context, it is fundamental for us to immediately, as soon as possible, receive this additional funding so that we can support people at commensurate scale.
NC: Which parts of the country are worst affected by drought and what is the WFP doing to help these communities?
NB: At the moment what we are seeing is we have food insecurity throughout. The country’s districts are affected at different levels obviously, but we know that we have some more chronically food insecure areas. If you look at the map, it is most parts of the southern belt. However, there are also pockets up in the north we are supporting almost every year.
Our focus is on the most vulnerable. Our work is mainly focussing on people, communities, wards that are facing severe food insecurity. I think with the prospect of a not-so-good harvest and knowing that the economic crisis will not go away tomorrow, we really have to make sure we bolster safety nets and social protection systems in support of the government. I think we should do this differently as we have done it in the past. We know where these people are, they are chronically vulnerable. We can take a different approach by using what we call lean season assistance, that is our cash transfers, in a smarter manner very much in the context of looking at bringing together a lot more closely working on the humanitarian development nexus. So with our humanitarian assistance, we don’t just want to protect people development gains, but we use this increasingly as a platform to proactively generate resilience outcomes as well. So while we gather people at food distribution points, we provide additional assistance in subsidised seed and fertilisers and nutrition training.
NC: In her preliminary report, UN special rapporteur on the right to food Hilal Elver said Zimbabwe was on the brink of man-made starvation. Are we likely to see the WFP scaling up humanitarian assistance in 2020?
NB: Many generous donors have come forward to provide assistance to us. But as you know, the context changes quite rapidly in Zimbabwe, so we have updated the response plan again, and we are looking at a humanitarian response plan now which is more inclusive, to look at a broader set of sectors that include agriculture, but obviously food security is in there as well. That is currently under preparation and we are looking forward to having this launch towards the end of the month.
Again, many generous donors have come forward but, given that the numbers have increased exponentially, we are in desperate need, frankly, to receive as soon as possible, pretty much immediately additional pledges so that we can go and procure. Given that the previous harvest has not been good based on the drought that we have had in Zimbabwe which is also affecting the entire region, we are seeing that commodity stocks in the region are very low. So whereas in normal years we would go out and procure commodities from neighbouring Zambia or South Africa, we have a hard time. As you know, Zambia is looking at two million people in food insecurity and many other countries have a challenge in the region as well, so it means you have to go beyond the region and procure commodities as far as Mexico and Ukraine. The challenge with that is obviously if you procure something in South Africa, it is a matter of a couple of weeks to get it in. If you do this in Mexico, it has a lead time of up to about three months, meaning three months from the pledge that we received from the donor until a plate of food is on a family’s table.
NC: The UN special rapporteur also noted with concern poor levels of nutrition for children due to the drought. What is the WFP doing to help families with malnourished children around the country?
NB: Malnutrition is a key piece. There are several UN agencies and NGO partners and of course the government that have a mandate in working on malnutrition. What we have seen from 2018 to 2019 is that global acute malnutrition rates have gone up from about 2,4 to 3,6%. That is still comparatively low, but we are now working with other partners including UNICEF, to scale up our assessments and measurements so that we can actually see where these rates are going.
We have smaller separate, specific nutrition programmes for maternity waiting homes where we provide nutritious diets to would be mothers. So we provide assistance to households with children under five and provide food or cash. We also provide the Super Cereal Plus, that is a highly fortified corn soy blend. So we hope we are able to continue to provide this to keep the malnutrition rates at bay.
NC: About 2,2 million people in urban areas are said to be food insecure, according to your latest reports. How dire is the situation in urban areas in light of unrelenting economic challenges?
NB: What we have seen over the past couple of years and increasingly I would say over the last two years that food insecurity is into urban areas as well. Traditionally, it’s more of a rural phenomenon, but as I said, increasingly also in urban areas. So of about 7,7 million people that need assistance just about 5,5 million are in rural areas, while 2,2 million are in urban areas.
So based on that, we started a pilot intervention in Epworth that was a year ago and we are reaching 20 000 people as we speak. And we are scaling this up to reach 100 000 people as of as of January, not just in Harare, but there are other we call domains or urban areas including Bulawayo. So I think it’s in total about eight different locations that we are providing assistance to, and a couple points of this, which I think are important.
NC: Hunger is viewed by security experts as a major driver for social unrest and instability. Do you share the same sentiments?
NB: I think what we have seen in other contexts outside Zimbabwe is that hunger can be a driver of unrest. We saw this between 2007 and 2008 where there was a spike globally, because of limited commodities on the market. We saw prices of basic food commodities go through the roof and I know in West Africa and East Africa this led to riots when the prices of bread or your basic commodities went up.
mugabe chased away the white farmers who understood irrigation & water management.
Drought. Right... Or, maybe the government shouldn't have stolen all the farms from all of the people who know how to farm; Sometimes you get what you fucking deserve...
Make Zimbabwe Rhodesia Again
No no no, liars!!!!! You killed the farmers and drove them from THEIR Land. No sympathy, starve you racist shits!
This was not the start of all the problems nowadays?
Afrique du Sud
En réponse à @WFP
Nobel peace prize winner Mugabe: “it’s our land”
DV Liberatore 🇺🇸
En réponse à @WFP
Where can I send my $100,000,000,000,000?
En réponse à @WFP @TheoDJager
Remember, they socalled transformed evacuation without commensation like Ramaphosa want to do now. They take the land. Hunger is Africas only diccepline seems, they never learn.
En réponse à @WFP
It may not have been the brightest idea of the #Zimbabweans to kill those white farmers and confiscate their land, now was it? #Zimbabwe
30 déc. 2019
En réponse à @WFP @MaminiminiObert
I think the situation is already desperate in some regions, hunger is killing more people and with the outlook of the 2019/20 season it is definitely going to be worse, the former bread-basket of Africa needs urgent attention to fill the now-empty basket.
No. RHODESIA was the bread basket of Africa. Zimbabwe was never successful at anything but threatening those successful farmers and currency inflation.
Actually it was Rhodesia that was the breadbasket of Africa. When it became Zimbabwe that stopped for some reason.
But if the drought was so bad why did they have a record tobacco harvest? Maybe it's because the farmers got paid in dollars at the tobacco auction yet the goverment insisted maize may only be sold to them at ridiculously low prices.
From Breadbasket to Basketcase in no time at all - assisted by the Leftists of the world.
Yes the drought is to blame but if all the trees are cut down for firewood, drought will follow
@PresidencyZA @CyrilRamaphosa @MYANC take note of Zimbabwe's situation😔 could have been prevented by stopping greed.
Approximately 60 to 70 skilled farmers without harassment can solve this problem. Give back the stolen land and Zimbabwe will eat again. Until righteousness has been restored they must eat what they have sowed. Viva the murdering zanu pf and it’s crocodile
The world stood back and watched Rhodesians, both black and white being slaughtered. Zimbabweans now cry for help. You have the land you slaughtered for. Cultivate your own damn crops. Don't mess with Karma. She bites back hard.
Nnn Mag Rim Repairs
Most of the people who did dat they died long ago history never fix but continue distroying
You shall reap what you sow. Same will happen in South Africa very soon.
Guess they should have thought twice and learned to farm themselves before kicking out the only people among their population who knew how from their country, but that's just me. 🤷♂️
They wanted the land & took it by killing productive WHITE farmers right under the nose of the @un. Exactly what’s happening in South Africa
Not from this white Boer! They got what they asked for. They bit and killed the white hand that fed them! You can take cyril, malem and zuma's money!
30 déc. 2019
WFP, its disingenious fo you to try explain why Zim can nolonger feed its people. In so doing, its like you have a gun on your head or you are a propaganda agency.
Droughts r affecting all countries, yet only Zim is a humanitarian case. WHY?!
@WFP, Breaking News:
Zim authorities disappear 15tons of food aid again in 1 of the most needy areas in Zimbabwe.
Your propaganda attempts for a rogue regime was ill advised.
A total of 15 tonnes of rice meant for Chivi South food relief 'goes missing'. Chivi South MP Killer Zivhu expresses outrage, says some people went behind his back and collected it to an unknown destination. @zanupf_patriots @mdczimbabwe @ZimMediaReview @PedzisaiRuhanya
100% Boerin # No White guilt@SuritaCoetzer1
Not from this white Boer forsure and SA is following in their footstep so close your eyes and pretend it not happening. 🙊🙉🙈
NOOOOO!!! From me with compliments from this "BOER" that is being discriminated against by a darker toned regime.
The Miura 🇬🇧 🏴
Oh my! What happened to all the bread in the basket? Rhod...Zimbabwe has around 33 million hectares of agricultural land to play with.
En réponse à @WFP
The hell with them! They got what they asked for!
En réponse à @WFP
If the farmers returned and everyone became fat and happy they'd do the same thing again, they've proved it time and time again.
AR - Darling
En réponse à @WFP
In this clip of yours you imply that the reason for the hunger is predominantly drought, but it is not. Before the truth is told to the world, there will be a substantial potential donor base, that will not donate to this terrible situation.
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Droughts are normal and expected. Use modern farming techniques and refrain from confiscating farmland from competent farmers, socialism kills. Also keep the population numbers down, do not have more people then you can support in a crisis. Use condoms.
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En réponse à @WFP
Zimbabweans have created this mess. Zimbabweans should sort the mess out themselves.
Zimbabwe begs ousted white farmers to return - News
Zimbabwe begs ousted white farmers to return
Zimbabwe begs ousted white farmers to return
Memories of such savagery will never be forgotten or forgiven.
Oh yes, under the forgiven murderer Robert Mugabe who instigated the murdering and beating of white farmers and their families, stealing their land and stock and then letting it lay fallow because the bastards are too lazy and dumb to work now want what is left of those farmers scattered around the world to go back and teach them how to feed themselves—and then what, another purge of whites by blacks in gratitude?
The Zimbabwean Government’s message to exiled farmers is clear. Come home. It is offering land leases to commercial farmers in an effort to re-start the nation’s agricultural industry. Basil Nyabadza from Zimbabwe’s Agricultural and Rural and Development Authority says Zimbabwean farmers in Australia should return to home soil.
Zimbabwe’s exiled farmers urged to return home as agricultural industry struggles
“We have a lot of capital resource dotted around the world, including Australia,” Mr Nyabadza said. “We are saying, if you are Zimbabwean, there is now a real opportunity to come back home with your skills and be part of the building team.”
The Government is now offering 99-year leases to white farmers, a deal previously reserved for black Zimbabweans.
The resignation of president Robert Mugabe last November and the swearing in of his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa has delivered significant change.
Government officials now admit the campaign of farm invasions that began in 2000 was a mistake.
“Clearly, the formulas deployed then, left a lot of bad feeling. And more importantly, the intellectual property, left our borders,” Mr Nyabadza said.
Thousands of white farmers were forced off the land during the invasions.
Several farmers and farm workers were killed, many others were injured.
The Zimbabwean Government promised the program would redistribute farming land to Zimbabweans in need.
But many farms were taken by politicians and members of the ZANU-PF ruling party.
Agricultural production dropped dramatically and the nation once regarded as the bread basket of Africa struggled to feed itself.
The farm invasions have continued over the last 18 years and Mr Mnangagwa was part of the government which allowed the seizures to continue.
Now farmers who lost everything are being asked to take the latest announcement in good faith.
For some former landholders, that is too much to ask. They will never return. Others are prepared to give it a try.
Mr Nyabadza says public/private partnerships are the only way forward to restore trust.
“We are now in a new dispensation. And the challenge is now, we must rebuild our economy. In so doing, we need each other. So, we are reaching out,” Mr Nyabadza said.
Returning home after more than a decade
David van Breda has returned to Zimbabwe after more than a decade farming in neighbouring Zambia.
He is now growing maize on leased Government land a short drive from Harare.
“My message is there is huge opportunity here in Zim, if you are prepared to come back and operate differently to how one was operating before.”
Mr van Breda’s maize crop is tall and even. Machinery dealers are bringing in the latest equipment from Brazil, so farmers can plant and harvest on a large scale. The farm is providing much needed work for dozens of local workers, at a time when Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate is up to 90 per cent.
Black and white commercial farmers are sharing knowledge to improve production.
“It’s very different. I think both sides of the disturbances have realised that we have to work together here,” Mr van Breda said.
Zimbabwe’s maize production dropped by more than 60 per cent after the farm invasions and then fluctuated.
In 2016, an estimated 4 million Zimbabweans required food aid.
A bumper harvest last year helped to restore some confidence, but there is still a long way to go.
Mr Mnangagwa says the Government will pay compensation to farmers who lost their land during the farm invasions. But, the land will not be returned.
‘The climate is still here, the soils are here’
Meanwhile millions of cash-strapped Zimbabweans are trying to feed themselves.
Even in Harare, small patches of land are planted with maize.
Pensioner James Vuma has a small crop of maize on the outskirts of the capital.
His plants are not as strong as those in the commercial fields, but he does the best he can. Growing his own food saves money, when he has little to spare.
“Here in Zimbabwe, we are not lazy guys. We want to work always. So, if I just stay without working, I don’t feel well”, Mr Vuma said.
Zimbabweans are scheduled to go to the polls by August. Between now and then, Mr Mnangagwa is trying to convince voters and the international community that he is the right choice to lead the country.
The end of the 37-year reign of Robert Mugabe has delivered new opportunities and expectations. Mr Mnangagwa knows that reviving the agriculture sector will be one of the most important tests of his economic credentials. The race is on to entice commercial farmers back to their homeland.
David van Breda has a dry smile when asked if he has any advice for Zimbabwean farmers in Australia.
“If you are happy in Australia, stay there. But, the humour in this country is still here.
“The climate is still here, the soils are here. The path that we have all walked on in the past hundred years in this country has been up and down. But, I believe a lot of the historical problems have been resolved.”
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