1 Sep 2008

Zimbabwe maize crop 'worst on record'

11:56 am on 1 September 2008

The Red Cross says the current maize crop in Zimbabwe is the worst on record.

The agency is urgently appealing for funds to feed a quarter of a million of people.

But it says the situation is becoming increasingly desperate and more than five million people, almost half of Zimbabwe's population, will need food aid by the end of the year.