Harare, 07 March 2017 – As a result of heavy flooding induced by Cyclone Dineo, to date 251 people have been reported dead, over 2000 people displaced, livelihoods disrupted, and infrastructure including roads, bridges, schools, and water sources sustained heavy damages, mainly across the southern parts of Zimbabwe.
In response, the Government of Zimbabwe has declared national disaster and set up a Cabinet Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management chaired by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.
**Note from the UN Resident Coordinator
Harare, 4 November 2016 - The Government, UN, NGOs and development partners reinforced their commitment to jointly maximize the impact of drought response efforts and strengthen accountability to the most vulnerable communities worst affected by the drought, during a provincial multi-stakeholder meeting held today in Harare.
Harare, 12 September 2016 - The Embassy of Canada in Zimbabwe and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have convened a multi-stakeholders meeting, including of Government, development partners, civil society and partners to dialogue on ending AIDS in the country.
Op-ed by Bishow Parajuli
Today, we commemorate the World Humanitarian Day which comes on the heels of the World Humanitarian Summit, the most pivotal moment in the history of humanitarian action, held in May 2016 in Turkey.
At the summit, over 9,000 participants from 173 Member States, including 55 Heads of State and Government, hundreds of private sector representatives, and thousands of people from civil society and non-governmental organizations agreed to deliver better humanitarian assistance for the 130 million vulnerable people all over the world.