The United Nations Development Programme plans to raise $60 million for food aid in Zimbabwe as the country faces its worst drought in a quarter century, the agency's local head said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Bishow Parajuli, head of UNDP mission in Zimbabwe says UN will also raise $130 million under an emergency fund.
Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday appealed for nearly $1.6 billion in aid to help pay for grain and other foods after a drought in the southern African nation badly affected harvests and left 3 million people in need.
Farmers in Zimbabwe have lost cattle and crops to drought, but they fear the worst is yet to come.
Zimbabwe is still struggling to overcome a steep 1999-2008 recession which resulted in its economy to shrink by nearly 50 percent. The latest drought is expected to intensify the problem.