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Zimbabwe + 2 others
Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 1-7 July 2014

Angola:

A Cabinet Commission Review found that during the 2013/2014 flood season, all provinces with the exception of Namibe recorded rains with considerable material and human damage, including the destruction of 6,317 houses, affecting more than 70,000 people.

Zimbabwe:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Relief As Food Distributions Start At Chingwizi In Zimbabwe

Chingwizi/Mwenezi– The food situation at Chingwizi Resettlement Camp had become dire but, thanks to a generous contribution from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN World Food Programme is able to provide food for the next four months to some 15,625 people displaced in February by flooding in Masvingo province in the south-east.

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Zimbabwe’s Unfolding Humanitarian Disaster – We Visit the 18,000 People Forcibly Relocated to Ruling Party Farm

By Davison Mudzingwa and Francis Hweshe

MASVINGO, Zimbabwe, Jun 25 2014 (IPS) - As the villagers sit around the flickering fire on a pitch-black night lit only by the blurry moon, they speak, recounting how it all began.

They take turns, sometimes talking over each other to have their own experiences heard. When the old man speaks, everyone listens. “It was my first time riding a helicopter,” John Moyo* remembers.

“The soldiers came, clutching guns, forcing everyone to move. I tried to resist, for my home was not affected but they wouldn’t hear any of it.”

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Madagascar + 13 others
Southern Africa: Floods and Cyclones (Rainfall Season Oct 2013 - May 2014)

Situation Overview

During the 2013/2014 rainfall season (October 2013 - May 2014), severe weather events caused flooding in several Southern African countries, with almost all affected by some level of flooding. Nine tropical cyclones were recorded during the season, compared to the seasonal average of ten, of which three made landfall: Hellen, Amara and Deliwe. A total of 383,256 people were affected and 117 deaths reported. 195,000 USD was issued in the form of OCHA emergency cash grants to assist in response activities.

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 + 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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ZPP Monthly Monitor (April 2014)

Executive Summary

The political environment throughout the country has remained relatively peaceful with a significant reduction in incidents of politically motivated human violations recorded during the month. There were 181 incidents witnessed in April down from the 224 cases recorded in March 2014.

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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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NGOs spend $3m at Chingwizi

Report
The Zimbabwean

Contrary to government claims that Non Governmental Organisations were shunning Chingwizi flood victims, it emerged this week that the NGOs have so far spent close $3 million in both material and financial assistance amid reports that some of the donations might have been misappropriated.

The government through Masvingo provincial affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti had alleged that NGOs were not doing enough to help the flood victims displaced early this year following floods that hit Masvingo province.

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Flood victims start sewing, knitting club

Report
The Zimbabwean

by Tonderai Saharo

Amid the gloom of life among victims of the Tokwe Mukosi dam floods housed in tents at Chingwizi camp, some enterprising individuals have come up with novel ways of earning a living.

Jaison Chiveza, 39, has brought together a group of 65 women and men into sewing and knitting club, with the objective of making uniforms for the new Chingwizi school.

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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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Politicisation of food aid hits Chingwizi holding camp

Report
The Zimbabwean

Thousands of villagers displaced by the Tokwe Mukosi floods have been living in appalling conditions in Chingize holding camp since January.

Last month, with their children strapped on their backs, many walked 130 km to Ngundu Growth Point to demonstrate against government neglect. Since then, food aid and other donations have been withheld and they have been accused of trying to tarnish the image of President Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF).

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20,000 Relocated to Ruling Party Farm

Flood Victims Face Loss of Food Aid Unless They Grow Sugar Cane

(Johannesburg, May 15, 2014) – The Zimbabwe government is threatening to deny food aid to about 20,000 displaced people, apparently to force them into sugar cane farming at a ruling party ethanol project, Human Rights Watch said today.

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Gvt. Still Failing to Feed, Compensate Displaced Flood Victims

Report
Voice of America

Blessing Zulu

WASHINGTON — The crisis at Tokwe Mukosi is worsening by the day as the impasse between government and displaced villagers over compensation continues.

The villagers were displaced from the Tokwe Mukosi area where a $200 million dam is under construction by an Italian firm - Salin Impegilo.

More than 20,000 people were affected by the flooding but villagers are refusing to move to Nuanetsi Ranch for resettlement until the government compensates them to the tune of $9 million.

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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:

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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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Zimbabwe Food Security Outlook April 2014 to September 2014

The main harvest significantly improves food availability for poor households

Key Messages

Households are currently experiencing Minimal (IPC Phase 1) acute food insecurity. Most households have started consuming their current harvest in both the northern and southern areas of the country. These acute food insecurity outcomes are expected to continue through September in all areas, including districts in the southwest.

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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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UNICEF Zimbabwe CO Situation Report #5, 20 March – 4 April 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF working with partners is reaching more than 2,735 school going age children affected by flooding with hygiene promotion, clean water and appropriate temporary sanitation. UNICEF has also supported the initial setup of temporary learning spaces and the deployment of social workers to provide psycho-social support to affected women, men and children.

  • UNICEF response is 12% funded and unmet needs of flood affected children include psychosocial support, safe learning spaces and good nutrition.

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Lack of Compensation Angers Displaced Flood Victims

Report
Voice of America

WASHINGTON DC — Tensions are rising at Chingwizi holding camp in Masvingo as the cash-strapped government fails to raise more than $9 million needed to compensate villagers displaced by flooding at Tokwe-Mukosi Dam.

The escalating tensions have forced the government to deploy riot police and other security details.

Two villagers have since been arrested after clashes between villagers, who have moved to a permanent settlement at Nuanetsi Ranch, and those currently demanding compensation from the government before they can relocate.