The Revised Zimbabwe Humanitarian Appeal launched in Harare today has received an overwhelming response, with several countries and humanitarian organisations partaking in the noble cause.

The appeal launch comes after President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s declaration of a state of national disaster with regards to the Elnino-induced drought which adversely affected the country’s agricultural production and food security in the 2018/19 season.

With over 5,7 million people in need of food aid countrywide, several countries and humanitarian organisations have come on board to support Zimbabwe, with the US topping the list with a US$45 million donation.

The European Union pledged an additional US$11 million, while the UK, China, South Africa and China also promised to continue availing funds towards the appeal.

UN Resident Coordinator, Mr Bishow Parajuli and World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Mr David Beasley also pledged their support to Zimbabwe.

The Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Cde July Moyo thanked various countries and humanitarian organisations for their continued support.

Several ministers who include the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Professor Mthuli Ncube, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Cde Monica Mutsvangwa and the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Dr Sekai Nzenza expressed government’s gratitude.