NGOs step in to address the plight of internally displaced children in Zimbabwe

by Yollander Millin

Internally displaced children in Bulawayo have in the month of October begun benefiting from the engagement of civil society organizations and other non governmental organisations (NGOs) that have stepped up to address the rise in food insecurity and malnutrition. The initiative came about as a reaction to the negligence by social welfare and local authority, especially when the impact of COVID 19 had worsened their already dire state. The collaboration of various NGOs and CSOs has set up soup kitchens for the children in their communities as a reaction to their welfare and communities being overlooked and not catered for in the food aid programs even after COVID-19 has ravaged communities. The government through the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare in conjunction with relevant departments must ensure that the welfare of internally displaced children is fully catered for.

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