Women queue for food assistance distributed by the United Nations World Food Programme in Mwenezi last year. THE United Nations has expressed deep concern over Zimbabwe’s hunger situation. In a statement the UN system in Zimbabwe said it was “deeply concerned by the severe drought caused by El Niño across the country and in southern Africa that is negatively impacting the lives and livelihoods of millions people in rural Zimbabwe and the region”. Having previously budgeted to raise funds for food assistance for just about 1,5 million people the UN has had to scramble for more assistance as estimates of people facing starvation have since been revised upwards to nearly three million people. The Zimbabwe government…