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UNDRO 89/0314

ZAMBIA - HEAVY RAINS
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
14 FEBRUARY 1989

1. UNUSUALLY HEAVY RAINS FROM 23 JANUARY TO 11 FEBRUARY HAVE
CAUSED EMERGENCY SITUATION. SUBURBS AROUND LUSAKA AND CAPITAL
LUSAKA MOST SERIOUSLY AFFECTED WITH 5,000 HOUSES COMPLETELY
COLLASPED AND NUMBER OF HOMELESS ESTIMATED OVER 20,000.

2. GOVERNMENT REQUESTS DONOR ASSISTANCE FOR TENTS, BLANKETS,
MEDICINES, FOOD STUFFS AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL FOR HOMELESS.

3. UNDRO KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN LUSAKA