ZANE: Zimbabwe A National Emergency is a UK registered charity working to help the most destitute, vulnerable and impoverished people in Zimbabwe. An estimated five million people require urgent food aid. 90% of the population is unemployed, making it the second poorest country in the world. A United Nations report published last year reveals that Zimbabwe has the lowest life expectancy in the world. ZANE is the largest supplier of financial aid to elderly people in Zimbabwe. It provides aid to around 2,600 destitute elderly people including over 600 ex-services personnel and their widows. These are people who worked hard all their lives, only to have their savings and pensions wiped out when the economy collapsed. They are now entirely dependent on ZANE to survive. In addition, ZANE funds a clubfoot correction programme; successfully treating 2,110 children to date. ZANE also funds a number of education projects in the high density areas, providing pop-up classrooms and teaching mentors for children living in abject poverty. It also funds a number of projects encouraging self-sufficiency including teaching women and children to farm, creative therapy programmes teaching craft skills such as sewing, embroidery and beading. ZANE is a relational charity - it does not provide bulk aid. Recipients are gently means-tested to ensure that aid goes to those who need it the most. ZANE forms the largest social services network in Zimbabwe, delivered by a team of committed community workers and volunteers operating in difficult and often dangerous circumstances. For more information, please visit our website.