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United States Launches Two Projects Worth US$78 Million to Provide Critical HIV Healthcare Services 
November 2, 2020

  Demonstrating its commitment to the people of Zimbabwe, the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched two projects worth a combined US$78 million to provide critical HIV healthcare services for over half a million Zimbabweans.

USAID Announces Two New Food Security Programs Totaling US$130 Million
October 21, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on October 21 two new food security programs, Takunda and Amalima Loko.  These five-year programs will target nearly 490,000 Zimbabweans in Matabeleland North, Masvingo, and Manicaland provinces. 

The United States launches US$5 million initiative to expand economic opportunities for thousands of Zimbabwe’s youth
October 7, 2020

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Local Works Zimbabwe Youth Program, a US$5 million economic empowerment initiative.  This youth-led initiative will help create economic opportunities to address youth unemployment, increase incomes, and combat rising poverty among young people in urban and rural areas.  

September 30, 2020
HARARE - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today commenced cash disbursements for the Urban Social Assistance programme thanks to funding from the United States through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  USAID’s support will provide relief for vulnerable families in eight urban areas across Zimbabwe struggling to meet their daily food needs due to the effects of COVID-19.  USAID and WFP are meeting the needs of people living in Gokwe, Redcliff, Kwekwe, Ruwa, Chinhoyi, Buhera, Chipinge, and Chegutu.
September 29, 2020

On March 30, the Government of Zimbabwe announced a nation-wide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.  People were instructed to stay home, and to only go out to buy groceries or medicine. Police set up roadblocks throughout the country, only allowing essential workers with a permit to travel.