Zimbabwe has suffered massive food shortages since 2002, due to the country’s ongoing economic crisis. Small farms failed and the commercial farming industry collapsed. Families in Zimbabwe rely on rations of food aid to survive. Nearly half the population — about 5 million people — is in need of food aid.
More than 15.6 Million
people live there
Girls only stay in school an average of 10 years
88 out of 1000 children die
before their 5th birthday
A parent earns an average
of just $2 a day
Save the Children has supported programs in Zimbabwe since 1984. We serve children and families through humanitarian relief and long-term development. Initially one of the most successful democracies in Africa, in 2000 began a Zimbabwe rapid decline toward economic and social meltdown. Children have suffered as a result, particularly, orphans, the poor and those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS.
Our Work in
Last Year, Save the Children...
children from harm
children in times of crisis
provided 55,262 children
with a healthy start in life
gave 53,162 children
Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2014 State of the World’s Mothers report.
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Other sources as follows: Population and Life Expectancy: CIA World Factbook 2014; Human Development Rank: United Nations Development Programe 2014; Underweight Children: World Health Organization Report 2014