“It has been refreshing to see great progress in so many aspects that worried us in February. I trust this positive trend will continue,” Catherine Bragg, UN assistant secretary general for humanitarian affairs said.

The United Nations asked for additional funds, $378 million dollars (256 million euros) in aid for 2010, saying the humanitarian situation in the country remains “fragile”.

Bragg met Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai on Wednesday and government ministers. She is expected to meet President Robert Mugabe this week.

Since the formation of the unity government of one-time rivals Mugabe and Tsvangirai, the former opposition leader, hospitals have re-opened and basic services have improved.