UNICEF requires US$17 million to respond to the most acute emergencies including ongoing measles, cholera and typhoid outbreaks. The overall situation in Zimbabwe remains fragile due to the complex and severe crises experienced over the last five years. Humanitarian emergencies continue to hamper the pace of recovery. The current and most acute emergencies include ongoing measles, cholera and typhoid outbreaks, the silent but devastating HIV and AIDS epidemic, and the plight of displaced persons. These concerns are exacerbated by inadequate access to basic social services, including healthcare and social protection schemes. Food insecurity and disrupted livelihoods contribute to the overall fragile socio-economic situation. In close collaboration with local, national and international partners, UNICEF continues to respond to the humanitarian needs of the population affected by conflict in the priority areas of health, nutrition, WASH, HIV/AIDS, education and child protection. Overall funding status of the office remains a concern, with 90 per cent of requirements unmet. As part of the 2010 UNICEF Humanitarian Action Report and the CAP for Zimbabwe, UNICEF requires US$109 million to be able to respond to the needs of children and women in the country. The response from the donor community has been limited thus far, with only US$10 million received to date. The most urgent funding priorities over the next three months amount to US$17 million.
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Action Update - 26 May 2010 [pdf]