Country Risk Reduction Profile: Disaster Risk Reduction in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is prone to a large number of disasters, in particular droughts, floods, fires, and HIV/AIDS pandemic. Shortages of food and the spread of disease continue to threaten the lives and well-being of children and their families. The most vulnerable people in Zimbabwe are its children. Nearly one-third of children are malnourished and acute malnutrition continues to rise. Disaster Risk Reduction activities focus on health, hunger relief, education, child protection and material, and psychosocial support.

Published 2012-05-31