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Zimbabwe: Food Aid, Baobab on the Menu as Country Struggles with Drought

Elliot Nzarayebani, a farmer in Zimunya, a small community near Mutare city, expects to have to rely on food handouts due to the drought ravaging his maize.

"Crops are wilting right in front of our eyes. The situation is desperate,” said the 45-year-old father of four.

The maize planted in November in this part of eastern Zimbabwe is wilting fast, while some crops planted in late December never even germinated.

“We are not expecting much help from our government because it’s broke,” said Nzarayebani. “We hope NGOs will chip in with food aid for us to survive through the year.”

Rod Waddington


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