UK pledges Zimbabwe $21 mln in humanitarian aid 2009-04-29 16:32:15   Print

    HARARE, April 29 (Xinhua) -- Britain has pledged Zimbabwe more than 21 million U. S. dollars in humanitarian aid, The Herald said on Wednesday.

    The aid package was unveiled in a statement released by the British High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, last week.

    The statement said this critical humanitarian aid would mean increased support for Zimbabwe's health system, greater access to clean water and more support for "struggling farmers" in the country.

    An estimated 3 million people will benefit from the distribution of food, seeds and fertilizer provided by Britain.

    The package of 200 million rands (21.3 million dollars) adds to the 49 million pounds (67 million dollars) Britain delivered to the country last year.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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