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Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Zimbabwe: Netherlands Unveils U.S.$3,9 Million Towards El Nino Effects

Netherlands has unveiled a Euro 3,5 million ($3,9 million) fund to mitigate the effects of the El Nino induced drought through a number of strategies including providing crop and livestock inputs in the affected areas. A total of seven non-governmental organisations namely; Plan International Zimbabwe, Terres De Homes, World Vision, International Rescue committee, Cordaid and ICCO/Act-Alliance have joined hands under Zimbabwe Joint Drought Response (ZIMJR) Initiative to implement the project. Addressing journalists at the ZIMJR Press Briefing and official launch on Tuesday, Oxfam Zimbabwe country director Machinda Marongwe said all the local organisations are receiving support from the Dutch government to respond to the El Nino food crisis. "Oxfam in Zimbabwe together with our partners are pleased to announce a Euro 3,5 million joint drought response project which is set to be implemented in several districts in Zimbabwe supported by Dutch Relief Alliance funded through the Dutch Relief Fund from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Netherlands.

Source: allafrica.com