HARARE, Zimbabwe

In an attempt to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 as well as the effects of climate change and economic challenges, the UN and Zimbabwe jointly launched a $715 million response plan on Thursday.

The 2020 Humanitarian Response Plan is targeting 5.6 million people with food assistance and support in the area of health, water-sanitation-hygiene, nutrition and protection.

“The Humanitarian Response Plan will play a key role in mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and protecting those most vulnerable in communities in Zimbabwe,” read a joint statement.

Last year, Zimbabwe experienced multiple climate and economic-related shocks impacting

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