Zimbabwe’s food crisis: About 60% of population faces starvation

Millions of people in Zimbabwe could be left without any food if there is no help by December, the United Nations says.
It says the problem has been caused by recurring droughts and an economic crisis, and the coronavirus pandemic has made things worse.
Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Mashonaland West province, where impoverished communities are most affected.

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148 thoughts on “Zimbabwe’s food crisis: About 60% of population faces starvation

  1. Pretty Young Reply

    Look at beautiful children suffering 😂 God will not forgive Africans Leaders IJMN. Amen 🙏🏾

    • M AC Reply

      If he forgives them or not is irrelevant, he has still allowed the suffering and death so is guilty of genocide.

  2. thijsjong Reply

    Zimbabwe was the fruitbasket of Africa.
    Until a bunch of people left that I shall not name now.

    • L 123 Reply

      Zimbabwe had a 90 percent malnourished rate under the white government which is a lot worse than now

    • MrNorthernSol Reply

      @DAVIS MATE A lot of those farms were bought after independence. So no displaced natives. But it made no difference. Black racists decided that the farms belonged to them.

    • MrNorthernSol Reply

      @DAVIS MATE I daresay but they are rather good about forgetting bad stuff done by them. Bantus aren’t native to the area. They migrated there from West Africa. The original population were San. They got wiped out but not by whitey.

      Another fact that tends to get ignored. White Afrikaaners arrived in the Cape before the Zulus got there but Zulus are supposedly “natives”….

    • DAVIS MATE Reply

      @MrNorthernSol That is your twisted history, twisting facts as always.

    • MrNorthernSol Reply

      @DAVIS MATE No, it’s a verifiable fact but I can see how that would confuse you.

  3. Nic Bush Reply

    Cause we’re
    All Rhodesians and we’ll fight through think and thin.

  4. Khadar Xiis Reply

    Allah is testing them the wealthy and the poor😊

  5. ken tate Reply

    family of 8, and 10 grand children , not feeling sorry for these people

    • tomuch 4u Reply

      ken tate I don’t think they have the same access to money and contraception as you moron

    • Shaheed Griffin Reply

      @ken tate Um no, you do not need 4k US to raise a kid in other countries. I have 4 kids and I lived in Australia for 9 years. I only needed like 2500-3000 a month in Australia. I now live in Indonesia and I only need about 350 US a month for everything. So your amounts are based off where you live and not universal.

      2nd, you can easily put 4 kids in 1 bedroom, just need 2 bunk beds. Other societies including Australia dont see the need for 2 kids in a bedroom. They only sleep there. You can easily have 8 kids in a 3 bedroom house aslong as you have a backyard. If no backyard would be tough but doable.

    • Shaheed Griffin Reply

      @tomuch 4u I think people forget not having a small amount of kids is not everyones goal. I want minimum of 6 kids. 10 would a dream. I am a white american with australia/american passports living in Indonesia.

    • ken tate Reply

      @Shaheed Griffin rich man 2 million in the bank,2 children ,poor man 0 in the bank 6 children, ask your for kids, how life was as a child after their grown, about half a chicken wing, with the white rice ,no bike, cant see what they want on that 1 and only tv, waiting turn to access the only computer, hearing no, i cannot afford it

    • Shaheed Griffin Reply

      @ken tate Children are only expensive if you have useless things such as TV. My oldest daughter is 9 amd has never watched TV. I don’t religious agree with it. There are better things she could be doing.

      Anyways my whole point was you don’t need 4000 US a month for a small family. Each kid is like 50-100 dollars max per month each. They live in the same house, use the same car, etc. Only things extra are food, toys, school stuff and clothing, etc.

      I am not saying don’t try and have money if you want more kids, but a kid simply isn’t that expensive. I know from experience. Australia is more expensive than the US and i def don’t need 4k US a month for 4 kids.

  6. sayed asef mosawi Reply

    Oh God please help them to be back on their own feet ❤❤❤

  7. Brian Dimor Reply

    Poor people 😢😢

  8. Polin Ni Murrigan Reply

    Gates depopulation of Africa gets the results he wanted.

  9. Andre Botha Reply

    But but but…. they have land have they not? Land is the solution to all the world’s problems…. that is what the god Mugabe said…… we pray to him, he is an ancestor now……maybe he’ll help us from the grave, in life he did not?

  10. fried spaghetti Reply

    Thanks Bob. With the most fertile soil in the world, this is what you’ve done to the breadbasket of Africa.

    • Graham T Reply

      The most fertile soil in the world is in the fens UK.

    • fried spaghetti Reply

      Zimbabwe is 1.6 times the size of the UK with a population of 14.44 million, but, whatever.

    • Graham T Reply

      @fried spaghetti I just had to point out that the most fertile soils in the world are in the Fens. I live here. We might not have as much land as Zimbabwe, but the land we have is extremely fertile, with excellent rains.

      Zimbabwe has a large amount of land that is extremely hard for agriculture. I went to school in Plumtree. It was hard to grow anything there.

    • fried spaghetti Reply

      @Graham T, I stand corrected, at least in regards to Plumtree. Good to hear you are happy in the Fens.

  11. LD Texas Reply

    The “used to be” breadbasket of Africa has starving people
    . Go figure’ 🙄

    • GuderII Reply

      Just Communism in a working man

      They working to a failed state as usual.

    • taku Reply

      Its called drought

    • Tim Josling Reply

      It’s a mystery!

    • L 123 Reply

      It was 90 percent malnutrition during the white government. According to the university of Rhodesia in 1976

  12. Pamela Vesey Reply

    Right next to South Africa. Perhaps BLM in America will raise money to feed these poor starving ppl.

    • Nis, Reply

      BLM want’s USA to be like this

    • Huzuruth Ur Reply

      there will no money arrive for the common pop…only the rich will get richer. the only thing that could have helped them was rhodesia :’D

  13. Jamaican Spot !! Reply

    I see that they are willing to farm but there is drought very sad 😥 😢

  14. mer mer Reply

    Have you tried NOT evicting or even killing white farmers?

    • tomuch 4u Reply

      I don’t think white farmers can farm without rain…

  15. Shaun Harkin Reply

    I’m single 😥😥😥😥😥

    • s r Reply

      Take a wife from Zimbabwe!

  16. Jaymiel Rashaw Reply

    This is what happens when black people in the motherland doesn’t totally rejects the idea of white economics in a black country. The Unification of all of black Africa is a must and black people have to relying on black economics to resolve black people problems in our Strong proud beloved beautiful black motherland which is the most beautiful richest place on Planet Earth.

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  17. Fatme N Reply

    Oh Lord. Please prevent hunger from happening to anybody 🙏

  18. Elizabeth Francis Reply

    What the Coronascam is All about – All going according to plan

  19. nontobeko mpanza Reply

    And Zanu-PF says there is no crisis in Zimbabwe…

  20. Bladimir Rojas Reply

    Why don’t the population raise against this fail and corrupt government? I’ve been hearing a lot from this country when its rich in natural minerals and wildlife. Bring down these crooks

    • #Rsync Reply

      -People of poor nation rise up.
      -Governments of wealthy nations fund the current regime with weapons.
      -Uprising is violently crushed by corrupt regime.

      This happens every time the people of a poor nation rise up against their government.

  21. Trevor Caesar Reply

    So what is the whole of the African continent waiting for? Am waiting to see….

    • user not found Reply

      They expect the whites to help them. And if the whites do not help them, they will get upset.

  22. Ant • Reply

    Thanks to capitalism.

  23. Captain Junayd Riyadh-Al-Hasnayn Reply

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  24. lochinvar50 Reply

    Blessed be Allah. Hallelujah, Amen.

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    • lochinvar50 Reply

      I should also be thankful to Vishnu and Buddha. Harekhrisna!!!!

  25. Augford P. Doggie Reply

    there is almost no corona in Zimbabwe, only 229 deaths. the government is using it to control people. Also, the government of Zimbabwe is brutally corrupt. including the minister of tourism stealing millions….the minister of tourism! And finally economic sanctions by the USA as usual, only hurts the poor people, while the President gets a charter jet from Dubai.

  26. platinumtp Reply

    That’s a FAILED government !!! Accept no aid from outside Africa…

  27. GMan Kondo Reply

    More power to Zimbabwe for standing on it’s own and refusing to be the European’s b@tch.

  28. Boz M Reply

    Yaparara Zimbabwe,,kutongwa ne mhandu taneta.

  29. James Chen Reply

    Somehow the WFP spokeswoman looks either overworked or not having enough food than the locals.

  30. pnpat the 1st Reply

    I wish they were still Rhodesia. They would have been fine today…

    • Thomas Mbiba Reply

      I would rather starve than be a farm boy abused by some white farmer in shorts.

    • user not found Reply

      @Thomas Mbiba So you shall 👌

  31. cristimg89 Reply

    Please free the children of zimbabwe, free africa now cuz africa no free, jah rastafari

    • user not found Reply

      Go smoke some more weed. Sssshhh. _Pass that dutchie from the left hand side._ ♬

  32. MO JOE Reply

    I am confused. Why can’t they feed themselves 🤷🏾 ?
    Are they mentally slow ? Seriously I just don’t understand why they don’t have less children and get a garden

    • NAT TURNER Reply

      You know why there was never any type of assistance with development or technology and that was done purposely so they could take advantage of the situation .. Desmond Tutu said they left us with the Bible📖 and then took our land

  33. mrkjsmooth16 Reply

    Man every other year y’all say they starving…are they gonna starve or not?

    • Moneyack Reply

      they are starving like bikini models.

  34. Marge Simpson Reply

    Maybe if they didn’t expel their farmers because of the color of their skin, then they would not be in that situation.

  35. Yusuf patel Reply

    Zambia is helping by sending truck loads of maize, So don’t worry, shamwaris

  36. Carl Ruffier Reply

    Are you serious when you say people are starving don’t show people that are overweight or on the way of being obese.

  37. Joe Hardy Reply

    This is South Africa in a decade. They have also started expropriation without compensation and farm murders are high. You would think the government had learnt from their neighbors but no. Feel so sorry for the people in zim

    • Graham T Reply

      You have to have an IQ above 80 for that. Those people are few and far between in government.

  38. Kelly kelly Reply

    The thumbnail
    .sooo beautiful..its just sad the waste in uk and us is outstanding no one should go hungry no one

  39. C Y Reply

    The results of Mugabe leadership. A crook corrupt revolutionary.

    • Foxy Lady Reply

      Quetzalcoatl Bwhahahaha…..nice try

    • Troll Hunter Reply

      @Foxy Lady mugabes daughter was booted out of australia with seven other lowlifes. she now study’s in Hong Kong thanks to their Swiss bank account.

    • Troll Hunter Reply

      @Quetzalcoatl you really are naive that basically means stupid. figure you would be too thick to know the definition

    • Foxy Lady Reply

      Troll Hunter I’m sure a lot are living the high life..

    • NAT TURNER Reply

      Stay in europe your homeland.

  40. Mom of Two Reply

    Lockdown is not for everyone,..

  41. K Football Reply

    Grab more land from white farmers and ask un for food😂😂 I thought they are going to farm themselves now the land is useless 😂😂

  42. Dully Noted Reply

    The land needs to be regenerated, everything else is a band aid solution.

  43. Franz Reply

    They wanted to eliminate the white farmers and now they are hungry

  44. PhD Life Channel Reply

    You wanted land reform? You wanted communism, again? Have fun now! Enjoy the harvest!

  45. Hubrey David Reply

    America should stop sanctions too these countries American politicians are eating luxury, while those countries being sanctioned are starving.

  46. user not found Reply

    Their Mcdonald’s is no longer serving them food!?!? *Sucks to be them..*


    Coche en planeta le voy a decir algo que no debería hablar trato lo mínimo de hablar esta situación por mi seguridad personal y de mi familia no me gusta hablar en cuestiones de finanzas y economía porque sé que es un riesgo un peligro Ya me han amenazado un montón de veces hasta la tentado contra mi vida por eso evitó hablar sobre esta situación ustedes porque creen que quiero hacer un imperio para tirarme de panza Llamar a artolas Miss Universo y después del desfile vengan borrachas y se echen encima de mí y felices por favor también no soy Miss Universo también también como para una una metida de mano entre comida nada más nada más O sea un saludo en la México nada más Yo quiero hacer mi imperio para que las naciones que estén ese imperio no pidan ayuda económica al Banco Mundial ni a ninguna entidad nada más les puedo decir mi vida corre riesgo bastante feliz no por eso trato de evitar esto pero les dije ya para eso quiero imperio ayudar a las naciones eso qué significa que tendrán todo

  48. Katherine downover Reply

    If only bill gates was more concerned with feeding the world instead of injecting 💉💉💉💉 the world

    • CRISTIAN ION Reply

      Make people healthy is a way to make country better

  49. Moneyack Reply

    they killed white people who fed them, right?

  50. Peter Reply

    Tragic & real. The power-brokers of the world do not care.

  51. Diddo Reply

    Haru Mutasa please tell us how to help them

  52. Vance H Reply

    Sharing, Justice and Peace for All.

  53. Matt The Cat Reply

    If you want to see programs about starvation, look up ”MARK KNOWHEREMAN” video’s. Millions are starving in the Philippines, too.

  54. Honey bee Warrior Reply

    How can a person have billions when others starve. ARE WE A BUNCH OF F.. HUMAN RACE IDIOTS? We all know this is wrong and our responsibility to provide for one another the basics.

  55. David Dellit Reply

    Thieves and criminals in government

  56. Bear Buster Reply

    Farming activity is a genetic mutation rather than a learned behavior.

  57. Vsatyk Reply

    When the people die off then the government will only have themselves to eat each other.

  58. Prins Ricky Reply

    Make more babies, that will help with your poverty woman!

  59. Peter Ellie Reply

    Yet the World Food Programme is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize 😠😡

  60. Zahid Khan Reply

    Very sad situation ☹️ God bless them every moment 🙏🙏🙏

  61. Lou Entertainment Reply

    Glad to see all the specialists in the comments 🙄

  62. Temo Harri Reply

    I am surprised they don’t even have chickens that they can raise, but being in a drought probably says it all right there. You need water for livestock.


    Pls somebody tell me or send me the details how I can contribute to them…plz

  64. tv Box4k Tv Reply

    Call Macron, Papa…UE….

  65. taku Reply

    Just watched a video cgtn news about zimbabwe completely apposite of al-Jazeera fake news is real just want to see black people in a negative way

  66. Tim Josling Reply

    Funny they don’t mention “Incompetent corrupt government” as a factor.

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  67. Faziah Addala Reply

    God bless you🕊

  68. Frenchkisssss Reply

    Hopefully Pelosi will share some of her Ice Creams with them…

  69. Susan Diane Howell Reply

    These are not starving people.

    • Mashal Wafa Reply

      Speaking someone who has luxury Life and everything.

    • Susan Diane Howell Reply

      @Mashal Wafa
      What is a life of luxury?

  70. ohmytin Reply

    In the last 2000 years, is there a time Africans were not in hunger?

    • Jemima Reply

      What a stupid comment. Please pick up a book.

  71. Patrick Henry Reply

    They miss those white farmers now huh? 🤣

  72. Magatism Reply

    Taking land from White farmers didn’t turn out so well afterall.

    • NAT TURNER Reply

      What should they do sit in shanties while foreigners lived the high life.. I say this we stay in Africa everyone else stay where they are

    • Magatism Reply

      @NAT TURNER They were not foriegners, they were natural born citizens of the land, you racist folks got rid of them on account of skin color and now you have nothing to eat, should we get rid of blacks from caucasian lands? There are many who enjoy high places like Obama and Kanye.

  73. Roxy sponge Reply

    This is your own fault. You took away land from white farmers who actually growth food for Africa.

  74. Johan Carstens Reply

    In the business world if a company are mismanage it can be place under administration to protect shareholders. Just imagine what a better world this would be if we can put Africa and the Middle East under administration.

  75. mohamad Abdullah Reply

    Feed some same as seed humantry be inside us .. .

  76. ak11230 Reply

    Zimbabwe took Soviets approach .. Land , farms robbery Marxists insanity same ending
    Starvation corruption… Don’t worry New Marxists State in making
    America will support comrades….. Printing money is easy to do …

  77. PerpetualNews Reply

    This is what happens when you chase away white farmers. Take note, South Afirca.

  78. L 123 Reply

    It was 90 percent malnutrition in 1976 according to the university of Rhodesia under the white government

  79. Troll Hunter Reply

    time to recolinize africa

  80. CUZ Reply

    We failed as humans!That is the only truth.

  81. Nick Grau Reply

    Sad. Very sad.

  82. Daniel Bonner Reply

    Yea right BS as long as there is the Earth you can never starve FOH 🤮

  83. Brian H Reply

    Yet they have children like jackrabbits

    • NAT TURNER Reply

      Stay in europe 😃

  84. Alex Kiplander Reply


  85. Ashiq Reply

    USA sniffs if there is oil, and start the war to get the oil.

  86. Piyush Gupta Reply

    Chitiya Mugabe

  87. Rose Hassa Reply

    La ilaha illallah

  88. Blauwekrijger Reply

    Are we surprised?

  89. lcso81 Reply

    Birth Control

  90. Nicklaus Brain Reply

    It was a well off country in the times of Rhodesia. I do remember UN condemned it. Now UN should be happy supplying the food.

  91. NAT TURNER Reply

    It’s time for Western Europeans to say adios. Relationship for the past 500 years has been one-sided theft operation when I was in Ghana you saw no development only development they left were the train tracks they used to extract what they needed. You don’t like us we don’t like you neither peace ✌️ take that Bible too

  92. ______x Reply

    Many poor people don’t have children because they know they can’t afford it. Yet people in Africa keep making baby’s. Why?

    • NAT TURNER Reply

      Ask the Lord stay in europe stay safe

  93. A Smith Reply

    Doesn’t look like that reporters eating any less

  94. Raju Sotala Reply

    Hope the situation of Zimbabwe will become better….World Food Programme and Other Major NGO’s help this Nation as situation is alarming (almost 60% of the Nation are not getting proper food)…

  95. NAT TURNER Reply

    Western European policies in Africa are responsible for unimaginable suffering of the masses in Africa and throughout the world. And must be called what is is FACISTISM

  96. Kenny Michael Alanya Reply

    This doesn’t make sense. Africa has so much money and wealth but the wealth is acquired by a few men at the top.
    It’s sad because they can work the land but a lot of dependency on foreign aid has actually made poverty worse.
    The donations have stopped coming from 1st world countries because of monetary issues and this is a problem not just in africa but latin America and Europe where they needed that money because a lot of immigrants working in the states send money to their families abroad. And I’m talking about Billions

  97. michael storms Reply

    The UN is contributing to their starvation while pretending to help.

  98. Ellis Maytham Reply

    I blame the west. I blame colonialism. I will never blame Zanu PF who has been running the place as a self appointed king for 40 years

  99. Carrington Ndhlovu Reply

    Funny how zbc sugar coat and double down the real issues

  100. Wikktor Sanchez Reply

    Stop asking for handouts, learn how to farm

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