According to the UN Children’s Fund, nearly 33,000 children are facing malnutrition in Zimbabwe. This statistic is the worst that the country has seen in about fifteen years. A decrease in the amount of rain has contributed to the malnutrition, causing a decline in crop production and livestock deaths. UNICEF has raised $430,000 USD so far towards helping affected children but continue to push for more funding from the Zimbabwean government.
This news story demonstrates the essential role of UNICEF and other humanitarian organizations in times of need.