“Children in Zimbabwe should not be made to pay the price for the country’s economic decline,” Graca Machel who is on a three day Unicef sponsored visit to Zimbabwe said.
During her stay in the country, she is expected to visit various children centres.
Children continued to “suffer not only in Zimbabwe but internationally” due to poor policies by some political stalwarts, she said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that at least 100 children were dying daily from easily prevenatble and treatable diseases.
Graca Machel said about one third of the children suffered from chronic malnutrition in the world.
“She is also here to see the ongoing efforts by the Government of National Unity (GNU) to uphold the rights of Zimbabwean children in the areas of education, health, protection and child participation in the country,” said a Unicef official.