Humanitarian facts and figures in Zimbabwe:
- 72% of the population are living in poverty. (Service, Labour, and Social Welfare of Zimbabwe, 2019)
- 4.3 million remain food insecure due do an unprecedented El Nino drought. (United Nations Population Fund, 2017)
Islamic Relief USA has worked to combat drought in Zimbabwe brought on by El Nino. IRUSA has worked to provide school-aged children with improved nutritional statuses and increased clean water and sanitation access. These efforts help to increase the presence of children in school.