Feb 5, 2016

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe declares drought disaster - BBC News

Zimbabwe
by
Nomsa Maseko
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BBC News
There is very little left for cattle to eat in many parts of Zimbabwe. Photo: Reuters
There is very little left for cattle to eat in many parts of Zimbabwe. Photo: Reuters

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster in rural parts of the country hit by a drought. An estimated 2.4 million people are now in need of food aid, more than a quarter of the population. The announcement comes days after the EU urged Mr Mugabe to declare a state of disaster so donors can raise money quickly to provide food aid.