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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 1 – 8 April

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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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Flood Victims Still in Need of Adequate Shelter

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Voice of America

Reverend Eddison Dube says his church has informed the government that although most flood victims receive food and clothing, they still lack shelter

Sithandekile Mhlanga

WASHINGTON — Non-Governmental Organizations are pressing on with calls for transparency in the distribution of aid meant for flood victims in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North, and Tokwe-Murkosi in Masvingo, the regions mostly affected by recent floods.

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ShelterBox sends shelter to flood-hit Zimbabwe

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ShelterBox

ShelterBox has sent enough tents to shelter 800 families in Zimbabwe that have been forced from their homes due to flooding in Masvingo Province.

The families had been living along the river basin near the partially constructed Tokwe Murkosi dam until last February. Incessant rains, rare during that time of year, created fears that the dam was going to overflow. Instead, the river caused severe flooding that damaged thousands of homes positioned along it.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 March – 1 April

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ADRA International responds to crises in Ukraine and Zimbabwe

By: Erykah St. Louis

By Natalia Lopez-Thismon

As violence in Ukraine escalates and the dangers of Zimbabwean floods remain, ADRA International has prepared emergency response plans at both locations.

Conflict in Ukraine

After peaceful protests turned violent in Kiev, Ukraine, more than 1,000 people have been injured and more than 100 are dead.

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Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 6 (as of 21 March 2014)

Dam levels across the country increased during the course of this week. An estimated 1,000 displaced households did not receive tents or tarpaulins and remain in need of urgent shelter assistance.

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Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 5 (as of 14 March 2014)

Gaps in shelter at Chingwizi camp remain. Of an estimated 2,800 households at the camp, around 1,000 did not receive any tents or tarpaulins and still need urgent assistance.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 11 - 18 March

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IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014

The Humanitarian Compendium provides a comprehensive overview of IOM humanitarian projects for 2014 in coordination with other humanitarian partners and agencies.

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2014 Floods, Red Cross Response

The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society has activated its Disaster Response Teams in response to the floods that has affected and displaced many families around Zimbabwe. As a leading humanitarian and disaster relief orgnaisation, the National Society has since responded to flooding in Masvingo, Muzarabani, Gokwe and Tsholotsho. The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society which is auxilliary to government and a member of the Civil Protection Unit (CPU) takes from the experiences of sister Red Cross Societies across the globe in its disaster response and management work.

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Heavily pregnant, scared and displaced in flooded Zimbabwe

Hansika Bhagani, IFRC

Surrounded by her five children, the youngest of whom is just a toddler, Gamuchirai Nhamo recalls spending three days in labour for each of their births. Now, she is in her ninth month of pregnancy with her sixth child and terrified about giving birth in the middle of the Chingwizi transit camp in southern Zimbabwe.

“I have no money for the bus fare to the hospital to have my child. I have no clothes for the new child,” she reveals.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 04 – 11 March

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Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 7 March 2014)

Heavy rains at Chingwizi resettlement camp have raised fresh shelter and health concerns as more sustainable solutions to water provision are sought, says OCHA.

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Starving and sleeping in the rain

JASON MOYO

Flooding in Zimbabwe has stranded thousands of families, and the government cannot cope with sheltering them.

The morning sun sweeping over thousands of plastic shacks lifts a veil on the failure of the Zimbabwean government to take care of its own.

More than 20 000 people now live in the plastic shelters, spread across a dry plain at Chingwizi, an isolated camp inside the Nuanetsi ranch.

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Japan dispatches emergency relief goods to the Republic of Zimbabwe in the wake of recent floods

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has dispatched emergency relief supplies to the Republic of Zimbabwe following the floods caused by heavy rain since late January 2014.

Emergency goods to the value of 13 million JPY – including 2,500 blankets, 500 plastic sheets and 100 tents – arrived in the country and a handover ceremony took place at 9 am on 5th March at an office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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UNICEF Zimbabwe CO Situation Report # 3, 18-28 February 2014

Highlights

  • More than 2,514 households living upstream of Tokwe Mukorsi Dam in Masvingo Province were affected by flooding and are being relocated to alternate sites.

  • To date 2,194 households have been moved to the Chingwizi resettlement camp, with around 100 additional households arriving daily.

  • Multiple partners are providing aid to address some of the humanitarian needs especially in the sectors of water, sanitation, health, shelter, education, food and agriculture.

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UPDATE: Flooding in Zimbabwe Prompts ADRA Emergency Response

Natalia López-Thismón, ADRA International

Thousands of vulnerable villagers are evacuating the areas surrounding the Tokwe Murkosi Dam in Zimbabwe. The water behind the dam, which is currently under construction, rose to 671 meters (2,201 feet) above sea level on February 3, threatening the lives of thousands of people and their livestock.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 February – 04 March

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