According to human rights organisation such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch the government of Zimbabwe violates the rights to shelter, food, freedom of movement and residence, freedom of assembly and the protection of the law. The Zimbabwean government is also accused of suppressing freedom of the press and freedom of speech. There are widespread reports of systematic and escalating violations of human rights in Zimbabwe.
The situation in Zimbabwe is declining day by day. Food prices have been increasing exorbitantly, putting additional strain on the citizens who already find themselves in dire situations when it comes to accessing basic necessities. The bread price has increased by a whopping 66% and the country is currently on the brink of running out of bread in the coming weeks as flour stocks diminish, largely due to the government’s failure to pay for imported wheat. Zimbabwe is also in the middle of a severe shortage of US Dollars, which has dwindled fuel and medical supplies significantly.
CityHope has partnered with two churches from Harare, Zimbabwe. The churches have worked together to compile an accurate needs analysis from the most vulnerable families in the City. The current list of needs includes: Blankets, Sanitary Ware, Sustainable Food Options, Toiletries, Baby Formula and Nappies, Washing Powder, Stationery and various Medical Supplies.