Donors Develop Fatigue Over Zimbabwe

“Donors are now sidelining Zimbabwe for other trouble spots such as Haiti where there is a humanitarian crisis,’ Marcel Vaessen, a UN Humanitarian Affairs Officer in Zimbabwe.

“Zimbabwe will have to ask for more funds using the CAP facility which is running out quickly .”

Zimbabwe has so far received US$ 12 million under the 2010 Community Appeals Programme (CAP) out of the US$ 378 million it needs.

Haiti was destroyed by floods and the international community is helping restore order in the poor nation.

Vaessen was addressing several donor agents who had converged in the country to assess just how much the country needs in terms of aid for the 2010 season.