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

Highlights

  • According to national authorities, movement of people from the dam basin has been completed.

  • Currently an estimated 2,800 households (HHs) are staying in Chingwizi camp.

  • An estimated 1,000 HHs did not receive any tents or tarpaulins and remain in need of urgent shelter assistance.

  • Water trucking continues with a capacity of 90,000 litres of water delivery per day.

  • A clinic infrastructure has been set up and a disease surveillance system is closely monitoring the situation at the camp.

  • Food is reportedly sufficient up to end of March, but additional assistance is urgently needed from April onwards.

  • Pegging of permanent plots started on Saturday 8 March. It is not clear when the permanent relocation of HHs will be completed at this point.

  • In view of limited humanitarian funding, permanent relocation of HHs should be accelerated.

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