Over the last decade, Zimbabwe has shifted from being one of Africa's economic powerhouses to being a country where people struggle to make a living, provide their children with an education, and receive quality health care. In February 2009, the main political parties formed an inclusive government. Since then, reforms have returned some degree of normalcy to everyday life. These improvements, while modest, are bringing new hope to Zimbabweans. Catholic Relief Services works with a range of partners, including the Catholic Church, to help Zimbabwe recover from crisis and rebuild its strength.
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|Size:||150,872 sq mi; slightly larger than Montana|
|People Served:||989,972 (2011 est.)|
In 1989, Catholic Relief Services established our Zimbabwe country program at the invitation of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference, which was concerned about the grave impact of HIV and AIDS on Zimbabwean communities. Twenty years later, CRS Zimbabwe's programming has broadened, and relations with both Church and lay partners have also strengthened. Together, CRS and our partners work to respond to the needs of vulnerable urban and rural communities across Zimbabwe. CRS Zimbabwe is headquartered in Harare and has suboffices in Bulawayo and Mutare.
HIV and AIDS
Water and Sanitation