Zimbabwe: UN Revises Appeal for Country

source: allAfrica
Walter Marwizi
30 May 2009

Harare — THE United Nations (UN) has revised its Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for Zimbabwe as the body seeks to align its emergency response programmes with the new political environment.
The new appeal, to be launched in Harare tomorrow, could reach the US$700 million mark, it was suggested yesterday.
In the initial 2009 appeal drafted in November last year, 35 appealing agencies sought US$550 million to fund a worsening humanitarian situation in the country.

In a plea to donors, the UN said the money was needed to fund emergency responses aimed at saving and preventing the loss of lives, assisting displaced populations and restoring livelihoods in Zimbabwe.
Aid agencies and other NGOs had identified Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo, Matabeleland North and South and the Midlands as priority areas.

Sources said yesterday the appealing bodies went back to [continue reading]



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