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'Zimbabwe faces food shortage'

world Updated: Jun 06, 2007 12:13 IST

imbabwe is faced with food shortage of a serious nature and a let up in the situation, if any, cannot be expected before next year, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said.

The UN food security body in its latest report said a third of the 12 million Zimbabweans will be confronted with serious food shortage because of poor harvest and building economic crisis.

The report prepared by WFP and UN Food and Agriculture Organization says the situation is also worsened by drought, hitting the southern African region the hardest.

The drought, the report adds, has caused food shortage of grave nature in Swaziland and Lesotho, among other southern African countries.