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Children 'wasting away' - aid group
  5 million Zimbabweans face starvation

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  The 'humanitarian situation remains serious' in Zimbabwe amid cholera, starvation and a continuing economic crisis, a UN official said

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  The report from Save the Children: Some of Zimbabwe's children are wasting away as political turmoil and crisis have caused a severe food shortage

  Acute child malnutrition in parts of the country has increased by almost two-thirds compared with last year
Oct.1 UN warns over Zimbabwe food aid  About 1/2 the population of Zimbabwe could soon be in need of constant food aid and medical assistance Sep.27 PM Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe facing starvation  Morgan Tsvangirai: Zimbabwe urgently needs to form a new government in order to address a food crisis in the nation and prevent starvation Jun.12 Zimbabwe is worsening, UN warns
  UN Security Council: Briefing the security Council, the top UN humanitarian official says up to four million people - a third of the population - needing aid

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Nov.13 Country short on food
  The United Nations food agency has scaled down food distribution in Zimbabwe, because of a shortage of donor funds Mar.4 Zimbabwe 'running out of wheat'
  The country has only 2 weeks of wheat supply left, while citizens are faced with soaring bread prices

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Feb.28 Famine agency issues emergency alert
  FEWSNET: Zimbabwe should urgently speed up food imports to avert famine Jan.20 Famine plagues Zimbabwe  Corruption, misrule and drought are combining to make a catastrophe Jan.10   Food supply threatened  Poor rains and reduced plantings likely to dent output. nearly half Zimbabwe's 14 million people now face starvation

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Apr.30   State of disaster as famine looms  The declaration, effective for 3 months, will give Mugabe the authority to order extraordinary measures to deliver food

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