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HARARE-- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it is prepared to scale up humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe in light of the drought predicted for the coming summer cropping season.

Speaking to journalists after paying a courtesy call on Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga at his office here Wednesday, WFP assistant executive director and chief financial officer Manoj Juneja said the agency was

impressed by the commitment of the government to ensure food security for all citizens.

On the country strategic plan, the WFP provides a great opportunity to address the resilience issues in Zimbabwe but also we stand ready to scale up response in the livelihood food assistance activities should

there be a further drought in Zimbabwe, he said.

We are ready to scale up our operations starting with the lean season assistance. We are already planning to reach more than 1.1 million people in the coming months but should there be a need, we stand ready to scale up substantially.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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