Video: Zimbabwe close to famine The United Nations is seeking more than $130-million to feed Zimbabweans. This is the biggest appeal since the Somali famine. January 17 2013 at 12:37pm Related Stories Comment Guidelines Please read our comment guidelines. Login and register, if you haven’ t already. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As) Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.