UN appeals for $131m aid for Zimbabwe

2013-01-15 20:46

Harare - The United Nations says it needs $131m in humanitarian assistance to meet food, water and emergency needs in Zimbabwe.

The UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Alain Noudehou, said on Tuesday at least $110m of the money will be used to provide food for more than 1.6 million Zimbabweans facing starvation this year.

Noudehou said the appeal is less than the previous year's $197m because of "a steady improvement" in the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe brought about by an upturn in some sectors of the economy.

The UN said this year's food shortages are "worse" compared to the past three years due to drought, erratic rains and cash shortages to buy seed and fertilizers for impoverished farmers in the countryside, many who took over formerly white-owned farms.

  • Jean-Pierre Wolf - 2013-01-15 20:58

    What???? more money for Robbit to steal...............

  • LiveYourOwnLife - 2013-01-15 21:00

    Leave them, that bastard Robert Mugabe deserves to have his country kick his ass out.

  • jannie.visagie.35 - 2013-01-15 21:03

    Please do not feed them. Let them they welcome in SA. They are clever and hard working. Just leave Robert.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-15 21:09

    F....kThem ther president just cme from his annual vacation ask him to provide.

  • abdul.cassiem.9 - 2013-01-15 21:10

    F....kThem ther president just cme from his annual vacation ask him to provide.

  • donald.perumal - 2013-01-15 21:35

    The model African State needs cash!

  • danie.theron.925 - 2013-01-15 21:43

    And yet again the colonial power UN basicly,must bail old Bob out.They should leave them to become hunter gatherers again.Atleast ols Bob and his crownies is helping SA's farmers by importing their maize with the dollhairs they get from UN.

  • dirk.debeer.357 - 2013-01-15 21:48

    It doesn't get through to the starving masses!Old Bob steals it all.Come election time he distributes it! People vote for zanu pf again,saying he is generous??!!

  • chris.buchner.12 - 2013-01-15 21:53


  • FinalJustice - 2013-01-15 21:56

    UN should appeal to have Mad Bob shot in the head before appealing for money. Why don't they speak out against gross violation of human rights and address the matter at hand by fighting its cause? Recover some of the billions stolen by Mugabe's regime to fit the bill, like he gives a crap about his own people ...

  • lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-15 22:01

    Absurd that the pride of African Democracy, whose leader and many supporters loathe and detest the West and have treated their own people in the most inhumane manner, are now appealing to the same evil and detestable West - on humanitarian grounds.

  • gavin.taylor.79 - 2013-01-15 22:06

    Two words.....and the second one is "OFF"

  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2013-01-15 22:11

    Soon to be the story of SA if left to the ANC.

  • james.hunt.161214 - 2013-01-15 22:23

    I fail to understand how Bob can repeatedly swear at the "West" and call them names and condemn them to hell, yet when he needs aid to fix that which he single-handedly screwed up it is OK. His personal wealth is more than the GDP of the country for the last 5 years - take that.

      Maybi Maybi - 2013-04-25 11:11

      really do you think bob has 120bln rands??????? that is the size of zim gdp and zse market cap 12 50bln rands

  • ernustus.louw - 2013-01-15 22:30

    Don`t give them anything. Mugabe and all his terrorist thought they could survive without our brains , but obviously they can`t.Zuma and his terrorist has still to realize that , but obviously thay will not untill they die of hunger. Begging because you are stupid is out , you will not get it. Cheers

  • intelligentandgoodlooking - 2013-01-15 22:36

    These people need guns not food! Arm the people and they may finally rise up against uncle Bob! Oh and they also need Facebook...

      lacrimose.wolf - 2013-01-15 23:02

      There are too many guns in Africa

      tommo.too - 2013-01-16 01:11

      In addition to face book they also need a serious face slap...

  • tommo.too - 2013-01-16 01:09

    From me not one dime....

  • michael.tetley.35 - 2013-01-16 07:00

    Wonder what JZ has to say about this after his speech praising Zim's indigenisation policies and the wonderful benefits they are going to bring for all?

  • jason.rom.9 - 2013-01-16 09:03

    now who needs white help maybe if you where not so narrow minded maybe your country would be flowing now its a dry desert!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • UncleShep - 2013-01-16 10:02

    wherez the billions from diamond sales going?

      henk63 - 2013-01-16 12:56

      Straight to MugApe's pocket. Did you really have to ask?

  • Russophillia - 2013-01-16 15:11

    110 million from the West is nothing. White people plundered and looted wealth from Zimbabwe amounting to the 10s of billions and left the masses destitute and impoverished!

  • hennie.malan.16 - 2013-01-16 17:35

    No "white" farmers = no food. They were told this 20 years ago. Don't give them food or money. A starving voter will vote with his head.

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