- Food Security Outlook Update March 2015
- IFRC: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRZW010
- IFRC: Food Security MDRZW008 Emergency Appeal Evaluation
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WASHINGTON DC— International human rights group, Human Rights Watch, has appealed to the United Nations to assist the more than 20,000 people affected by the flooding of the Tokwe Mukosi basin in 2014.
The rights group is accusing the government of neglecting the flood victims.
The families were first relocated at Chingwizi Camp and have since been transferred to Nuanetsi Ranch, which even the government has admitted is not habitable.
The area is infested with killer spiders, snakes and unsafe and scarce water.
The Lions Club of Harare City recently donated an assortment of clothing and other items to flood victims in Muzarabani.
The donation was made at a Lions Club zones members’ social gathering last week, attended by Parents of Children with Cancer Association and the general public.
Madagascar has been receiving double its average rainfall since early January. These rains, coupled with the impact of Tropical Storm Chedza, which crossed the country on 16 Jan, have to date killed 74 people and almost 20,000 people remain displaced in accommodation sites. Nearly US$2.6 million has been mobilized to respond to the most urgent needs, but gaps remain, particularly in shelter and protection.
Due to the heavy downpours, by the end of 2014, areas in the suburb of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, were flooded. Floodwater led to the collapse of houses as they were made of mud walls, displacing many flood survivors.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 28 January 2015 — UNFPA and its partners are working to provide humanitarian relief to hundreds of thousands of people who are in urgent need of assistance following widespread flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. More than 760,000 people have been affected by the floods in wide regions across the three countries and an estimated 226,000 have been forced from their homes.
HARARE— Opposition leader and former prime minister, Morgan Tsvangirai, on Thursday appealed to the Movement for Democratic Change-led Harare City Council to prioritize unplanned settlements like Hopely in the provision of infrastructure and sanitation to prevent an outbreak of diseases.
Addressing Hopely residents in Harare South, Tsvangirai said it was disturbing that 10 years after it was set up, the settlement does not have proper houses, water and sanitation facilities, leaving local people exposed to waterborne diseases.
Gaborone/Geneva, 16 January 2015: Weeks of heavy rains have left tens of thousands of families homeless and in desperate need of support across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Since December 2014, Zimbabwe has experienced continuous heavy rainfall, which has led to widespread flooding across the country, with the worst affected provinces including: Manicaland,
Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Midlands. Early warning and monitoring data evidence indicates that the flooding will soon extend to traditionally high flood risk communities in the Masvingo, Matabeleland North and Matebeleland South provinces.
“At the most 30 or 40 people are still in the church, after the last group of women and children were moved. Some of the others are now in Soweto, where I live, while others were forced to find other shelter”, said to MISNA from Johannesburg, Paul Verryn, Methodist Bishop, former head of the Central Methodist Church. The Bishop is referring to the around 400 immigrants, mostly from Zimbabwe, who since 2000 had found shelter in the church, but were evicted on December 31.
Continued rains around Zimbabwe have triggered emergencies with lives being claimed in the process. Alerts from Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Provincial Structures highlight varrying rain induced emergencies with affected areas in dire need of humanitarian intervention. The number of affected households as of the 4th of January 2015 is over 700 according to informatiom gathered.
WASHINGTON, DC— The Central United Methodist Church in Johannesburg, which has been home for thousands of refugees, many from Zimbabwe, is shutting its doors to refugees, on New Year’s eve, leaving an estimated 500 residents, in a panic.
Bishop Paul Verryn, who has facilitated the flood of refugees to the church, says he’s saddened by the news, and has issued pleas to whoever can assist, to help those who will be left homeless, following the closure on Wednesday.
The Zimbabwe Red Cross Society has responded to Flash Floods that have affected Zimta Park and Dreamhouse high-desnsity residential areas in Mutare Urban in Manicaland province. The floods which are a result of heavy downpours on the night of 17 December 2014 destroyed houses, household property, blankets and swept away food reserves and an assortment of other valuables. One minor, a 6 year old girl died after being swept away while sleeping in one of the destroyed houses and her body was recovered 3 km down stream. Two other family members survived with injuries.
The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Bulawayo mayor Martin Moyo says the local authority is not obliged to resettle the squatters.
WASHINGTON—The Bulawayo City Council says the impending demolition exercise of illegal structures in the local authority’s Killarney suburb and Ngozi Mine is different from that in Chitungwiza and Epworth in Harare because Bulawayo has a lot of temporary structures that cannot pass as buildings.
WASHINGTON DC— About 58 families in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North province, that were affected by floods in February on Monday received donations of clothes, soap and sanitary ware from the Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZIMRIGHTS).
ZimRights director Okay Machisa says they were touched by the plight of the flood victims and in June they organised a Soap and Shirt Winter Festival concert to mobilise assistance for the families.
This year, Southeastern Zimbabwe has experienced the worst flooding for 40 years after a fractured dam caused over 20,000 people to abandon their homes. As one local farmer put it, ‘we are living like refugees in our own country’. ShelterBox has been helping for over six months to shelter families, and now to support their children’s education.
MASVINGO, 10 September 2014 (IRIN) - More than 3,000 families in Zimbabwe’s southeastern Masvingo Province who accuse the government of forcibly resettling them to small plots of undeveloped land, are facing hardships including a lack of adequate food, shelter, health and education facilities.
The Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee (ZimVAC) conducted the annual Rural Livelihoods Assessment (RLA) number 13. The assessment is part of a comprehensive information system that informs Government and its Development Partners on programming necessary for saving lives and strengthening rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe. ZimVAC is the central pillar around which the Food and Nutrition Council (FNC) plans to build its strategy to fulfil Commitment number 6 of the Government of Zimbabwe’ s Food and Nutrition Security Policy (FNSP) and monitor the implementation of the ZimASSET.
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.