Launch of National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (NAP for OVC 2)

DFID in partnership with the Netherlands, Sweden and the Delegation of the European Union will provide cash transfers to the poorest households and ensure that the most vulnerable children in Zimbabwe are protected from violence and abuse. Donor support is provided through the Child Protection Fund, a specific funding mechanism managed by UNICEF to support the implementation of the NAP for OVC 2.

Head of DFID Zimbabwe, Dave Fish says “we are committed to working with the National Government, bi-lateral and multi-lateral partners to protect the most vulnerable and support the poorest households in Zimbabwe to climb out of poverty.”

In Zimbabwe, DFID supports a range of development programmes that directly benefit the most vulnerable Zimbabweans, helping to reduce poverty and hunger; increase access to education and employment; empower women and girls; improve maternal and child health; reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS; and reduce the number of people without access to water and sanitation. This year DFID’s budget for Zimbabwe is $130m, the largest ever.