Protection of Orphans and Vulnerable children in Zimbabwe

Progetto concluso

The project aims at strengthening the social protection systems in Zimbabwe in order to reduce widespread household poverty, provide for basic needs, and give care and support to the most vulnerable children, in particular those affected by HIV/AIDS. Zimbabwe being currently in a process of transition and recovery, Switzerland has chosen to participate in a trust fund managed by UNICEF, to avoid disbursements or procurements through the (still weak) government system.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Assistenza sanitaria primaria
01.12.2012 - 30.06.2016
CHF  10’000’000

Zimbabwe is on a recovery path following a decade long economic and social deterioration that also eroded public services and culminated in a severe humanitarian crisis with widespread food shortages and a cholera epidemic. Today, an estimated 3 million children live below the food poverty line, suffer from severe deprivations and are affected by HIV/AIDS. As a result of the social effects of HIV/AIDS, many affected children are highly vulnerable as they are likely to be victims of abuse, drop out of school and lack access to basic services.


Re-establish social protection schemes which ensures that by 2020 all children in Zimbabwe live in a safe, secure, and supportive environment that is conducive to child growth and development.

Gruppi target

The direct beneficiaries will be:

  • 55,000 ultra poor and labor constraints households
  • 525,000 children accessing basic services in Zimbabwe.

Effetti a medio termine

The most vulnerable households have reduced poverty levels and the children have access to improved child protection services that enable them to secure their basic rights


Risultati fasi precedenti:  

During the first six months of the Fund (09.11-03.12), without funding from SDC:

  • 7,098 children have benefitted from free support and care (exceeding by far the 25,000 children per year that were planned)
  • ash transfers were disbursed to 18,940 targeted households

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Economia privata
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Settore privato straniero Sud/Est
  • Fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia
  • Legal Resources Foundation, Child Protection Society, Family Support Trust (FST), AFRICAID, Childline, Concern World Wide, World Education International, JF Kapnek Trust

Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    10’000’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    9’900’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 2 01.07.2016 - 31.12.2022   (Fase in corso)

Fase 1 01.12.2012 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)