Severe Drought Has Zimbabwe Seeking $1.6B To Feed Millions

Zimbabwe estimates about 3 million people don't have enough to eat because the drought decimated harvests there.
Posted at 11:05 AM, Feb 10, 2016

Zimbabwe's vice president says the country needs close to $1.6 billion to feed millions affected by ongoing drought.

President Robert Mugabe's disaster declaration last week is expected to encourage international donors.

Zimbabwe estimates about 3 million people don't have enough to eat because of the drought's impact on harvests. And the country is still recovering from an economic recession.

A large part of the money would be used to buy grain. It would also go toward improving irrigation infrastructure and school nutrition programs. (Video via Press TV)

The U.N. World Food Programme suggests El Nino might have caused Zimbabwe's especially dry weather. (Video via Africanews)

This video includes images from Getty Images.