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Food insecurity remains high in many districts and communities

by Stephen Jakes
07 Jun 2020 at 09:49hrs | Views
Food insecurity remains high in many districts and communities, the Zimbabwe Peace Project has said in its latest report.

"Mealie-meal was reportedly available predominantly on the parallel market; however at exorbitant prices of between $200 -250 for 10kgs or USD5-6, as in the case of Siansundu in Binga District," ZPP said.

"In the majority of surveyed districts, respondents stated that there is inadequate food in their households to last them a week, with the exception ofMwenezi Ward 15 which had received aid distribution.Government subsidized mealie-meal was said to be available in Umzingwane district Ward 7 at the government recommended price of $70 per 10 kg, but the supply was inadequate compared to the demand as evidenced by the long queues at retail outlets."

The ZPP said in Beitbridge West Ward 3 and Chiredzi Ward 6 there was food aid distribution by CARITAS and WFP respectively which was reported to be carried out in a fair manner.

Source - Byo24News