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Zimbabwe was the first country in Southern Africa to undertake the IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis in 2008. In 2014, it was also one of the eight countries that participated in the initial phase of the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity classification roll-out. However, since then, Zimbabwe has not been conducting regular IPC analyses. Its last IPC analysis was done in 2016, when the region faced increased food insecurity due to the El Niño induced drought.

IPC activities are integrated into the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Committee (ZimVAC); a committee comprised of the Government, UN Agencies (FAO, WFP, UNICEF, and UNDP), FEWSNET, and NGOs Care, World Vision and Save the Children, and donor USAID.

In 2016, an IPC analysis was done at provincial level and was used to classify the severity of food insecurity in the country. Zimbabwe was the first country in the region to undertake IPC Chronic Food Insecurity training and analysis in 2015, however, the results are yet to be validated and released. ZimVAC has planned to validate and release the results in 2018.

Moreover, the ZimVAC has also planned an IPC Acute Food Insecurity analysis in 2018.

Country contacts

Kudzayi Kariri
IPC Regional Coordinator for Southern Africa
IPC Global Support Unit (IPC GSU) – Regional Coordination Team in SADC
Hosted at FAO REOSA- UN
UN House, Ground Floor, 1 Eglin Road Sunninghill
2191 Johannesburg, South Africa
[email protected]

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