Zambia is facing its worst food shortage in over a decade, after erratic rains and prolonged dry spells. Our local grassroots partners, Chibolya School and Maseele Widows Club in Southern Province, have been particularly badly hit and families are going hungry.
1.7 million people in Zambia are currently facing severe acute food insecurity but this is projected to rise to 2.3 million by March 2020.
Help us stop more children going hungry.
In the Southern Province there has been very little rain and crops have failed. Families already living in poverty have been left without food. Suppliers have increased their prices leaving many unable to afford food.
Most households have vulnerable children to care for and now left with no means of survival. There is a desperate need to provide food rations to ensure that no child goes hungry. In addition Zambia is hugely affected by AIDS, and as antiretroviral treatment does not work on an empty stomach, it is imperative that people receive enough food to eat.
ZOA is appealing for £16,790 to fund emergency food rations and additional school meals so that 222 children and their families receive enough to eat.
Just £75 will buy maize, beans, rice and mealie meal for a family of six and make sure the supplies reach those most in need.
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