BEIRA/HARARE/LILONGWE (April 16, 2019) — Women and girls affected by last month’s destructive Cyclone Idai storm are facing serious health risks due to shortages of menstrual hygiene support, CARE experts said.
CARE began working in Zimbabwe in 1992 in response to a severe regional drought. After establishing a drought mitigation program, CARE began longer term developmental programs with local partners in building small dams, strengthening local microfinance institutions, and launching projects to assist small businesspersons in the rural areas.
CARE Zimbabwe’s overall goal is to empower disadvantaged and poor households to meet their basic needs. Programs promote sustainable livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people.
BEIRA/HARARE/LILONGWE (April 12, 2019) — The effects of last month’s Cyclone Idai are threatening to create a catastrophic hunger crisis compounded by the existing food insecurity across southern Africa, CARE experts warn.
• Aid agency sets up committees to protect women and girls from abuse
• Spokespeople available for print and broadcast interviews in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi
HARARE, ZIMBABWE — CARE Zimbabwe is on alert and preparing to respond if needed to a cholera outbreak in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe.
Southern Africa is a source of great people, potential and possibility. It’s also right now a place of great challenge and uncertainty, as extreme weather conditions such as El Niño have produced a severe drought that threatens 40 million people.