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GVT officially closes Chingwizi holding camp

Report
The Zimbabwean

The government has officially closed Chingiwizi transit camp where at least 12 000 people affected by flooding along the Tokwe Mukosi dam basin have been staying since February amid reports that police have since declared the camp site a no go area.

Villagers said that they were forced to accept the one hectare piece of land offered by the state while those who resisted were completely chased away.

The Zimbabwean has established that the camp is now deserted and only armed police officers have remained.

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Minister: Chingwizi Flood Victims' Relocation Mission Accomplished

Report
Voice of America

Blessing Zulu

Minister of State for Masvingo Provincial Affairs, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, is claiming mission accomplished in relocating more than 20,000 flood victims from Chingwizi holding camp to Nuanetsi Ranch.

The minister is claiming that the relocated people are “very happy” and had been held hostage for months by hooligans whom he claims were blocking their move using threats.

But some of the relocated people have shot down Bhasikiti’s claims and allege they are starving and are sleeping in the open in Nuanetsi.

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Nouvelles études de cas

Étude de cas du CaLP - Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe

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Stranded Families Appeal for Food, Shelter

Report
Voice of America

A humanitarian crisis is looming in Buhera Central at Denhere village in Manicaland province where police armed with a High Court order destroyed nearly 30 homesteads, leaving close to 300 villagers homeless in a land dispute involving two headmen.

The families are now in dire need of food, clothing, shelter and identity documents following the torching of their homesteads by the police last month. A deputy sheriff from Chivhu led police details to Denhere village where they destroyed the homesteads.

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Madagascar + 4 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 15 - 21 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Regional:
At the SADC Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis meeting in early July, the following information was presented:

  • For the 11 countries for which crop production data was available, cereal harvest increased by 15 per cent from 33.5 million tons in 2013 to 38.7 million tons in 2014. This is also 20 per cent above the five-year average.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 18 others
Irish Aid Annual Report 2013: Delivering real changes in the lives of some of the poorest people and communities in the world

Report
Irish Aid

Minister Costello highlights results at the launch of the Irish Aid Annual Report

Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, today launched the 2013 Irish Aid Annual Report, which sets out the results achieved by Ireland’s international development programme, Irish Aid.

Speaking at the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on Dublin’s O’Connell Street, Minister Costello said:

“2013 was a significant year for Irish Aid and the Irish people can be proud of what their overseas development aid programme has achieved.

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Accommodation woes persist for people living with HIV

Report
The Zimbabwean

by Sofia Mapuranga

People living with HIV (PLWHIV) in urban areas are appealing to the government to allocate them residential stands because they are being discriminated against by their landlords because of their HIV status, reports SOFIA MAPURANGA.

PLWHIV in suburbs such as Budiriro, Chitungwiza, Glen Norah, Mabvuku and Glen View told The Zimbabwean of some of the challenges they face at the hands of their landlords, some of whom even give them timetables to use the toilet.

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World + 29 others
Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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Zimbabwe + 13 others
Southern Africa Humanitarian Bulletin: Issue 15, May 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 383,261 people were affected by floods or storms and at least 117 people lost their lives during the 2013/2014 rainfall season.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hellen, which impacted Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar in late March, was one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Mozambique Channel.

  • In Zimbabwe, the more than 15,625 people evacuated remain in dire living conditions.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Zimbabwe: Floods DREF Operation n° MDRZW009 Operations update

Summary:

Zimbabwe was affected by floods, landslides and hailstorms on the 09.02.2014 affecting approximately 20 000 people. The government of Zimbabwe declared the flooding in Tokwe Mukosi, Masvingo province a national disaster. The affected population was relocated to Chingwizi transit camp.

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Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 9 (as of 16 May 2014)

More than 15,000 people at Chingwizi urgently need food assistance. No distributions have been done for May because of lack of resources.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 45 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 April – 6 May

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Miserable conditions at camp for Zimbabwe flood victims

Report
IRIN

More than 3,000 families displaced by floods are facing looming food shortages after more than three months living in crowded, unsanitary conditions at a temporary camp.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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World + 10 others
Southern Africa Regional Office Annual Report 2013 (MAA63001)

This report covers the period 1 January – 31 December 2013

Overview

During the first half of 2013, the focus has been on enhancing both the leadership and operational aspects of National Societies in the region. In 2013, southern Africa still presented with its unique humanitarian challenges. Hundreds of thousands of its most vulnerable communities continued to have their lives and livelihoods destroyed by annual floods and droughts.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22 - 29 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Zimbabwe Floods MDRZW007 DREF review

Executive Summary:

The team visited two sites, one affected by (floods, in Zaka District, Masvingo Province and hailstorms in Mberengwa District, Midland Province). The field visit gave an interesting perspective into both the “planned” flood response and “opportunistic” hailstorm response. In most of the affected provinces, ZRCS was the first responder to the disasters. Overall, beneficiaries interviewed were grateful for what they had received from ZRCS.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Communities struggle to rebuild their lives following devastating floods

Fadzai Tshuma was woken by her neighbours’ screaming in the early hours of 3 February. Awake and in a panic, she then heard the sound of water rushing through her village and into her home.

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