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HH calls for US$1B humanitarian support to combat effects of drought


PRESIDENT Hakainde Hichilema on Tuesday called for the international community to come to the aid of Zambia to provide humanitarian aid, stating that Zambia is in urgent need of K23.5 billion (US$937 million) to effectively implement immediate life-saving and sustaining humanitarian and recovery assistance following the drought that has so far devastated six of the 10 provinces.

President Hichilema said Zambia had experienced extremely low rainfall this year, culminating in the worst drought the country has experienced since records began.

Mr Hichilema said it was his firm belief that various local and international partners were going to join hands with the government to alleviate the grave humanitarian situation to counter the effects of drought. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


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