Help Save Children in Zimbabwe

Initially one of the most successful democracies in Africa, in 2000 Zimbabwe began a rapid decline toward economic and social meltdown. Zimbabwe’s children have suffered as a result, particularly, orphans, the poor and those affected and infected by HIV and AIDS. With the farm industry’s collapse, Zimbabwe has suffered massive food shortages since 2002, and families rely on food aid rations to survive.

The Challenge for Zimbabwe's Children

Surviving on what little food aid they receive, Zimbabwe’s children are desperate for your help.*

  • 85% of girls 15 and older are literate
  • 54% of school-age children are out of school
  • 56 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday
  • 72% of people live in poverty
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Our Work for Children in Zimbabwe

Save the Children has supported programs in Zimbabwe since 1984. We serve children and families through humanitarian relief and long-term development, working to help communities rebuild their economy and their lives. We also help Zimbabwe’s children access quality healthcare, education, protection and nutrition services so that they can not only survive, but also live to build a better future for themselves and their families.

  • Protected 5,472 children from harm
  • Supported 98,148 children in times of crisis
  • Provided 166,780 children with a healthy start in life
  • Gave 175,145 children vital nourishment
  • Supported 50,724 parents to provide for their children’s basic needs

How to Help Children in Zimbabwe

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Sources: * Unless otherwise noted, facts and statistics have been sourced from Save the Children’s 2018 End of Childhood Report. You can access detailed data here. Other sources as follows: Population: CIA World Factbook 2015; The World Bank, 2016; Unesco Institute for Statistics (UIS)


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