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UK gives US$35 million towards Orphaned and vulnerable Children

By Jack Jiri, ZimEye Zimbabwe

932 days ago   Article ID# 1232225
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United Nations Children’s Fund

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (ZimEye Zimbabwe) - he United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) through The United Nations Children’s Fund on Tuesday in Harare, committed US$35 million towards the implementation of the Zimbabwe Government’s National Action Plan for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.

The donation is going in the Child Protection Fund, a specific funding mechanism managed by UNICEF to support the implementation of the National Action Plan for the orphaned and Vulnerable Children.

Zimbabwe experienced a dramatic increase in the number of orphans over the past decade of political and economic unrest to at least 1 million mostly due to the high prevalence and incidence of HIV and AIDS.

Either one or both parents of the orphaned have died due to AIDS, leaving them to cope alone. Many of the orphaned now care for themselves and their siblings without the protection or guidance of an adult. These children are often exploited for their labour, turn to vandalism, or drop out of school.

“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,” Head of DFID Zimbabwe, Dave Fish said in a statement to the media Tuesday.

International donors like USAID have been funding programs for the orphaned, through their implementing partners by taking a comprehensive approach to addressing their multiple needs, at community level.

To date, the program has assisted at least 105,240 children.

Fish said that 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.

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.

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