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27 May 2014 description

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.

23 May 2014 description

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.

19 May 2014 description

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.

16 May 2014 description

Highlights

  • The disaster declaration expired on 9 May, three months after the onset of the emergency, and will not be extended.

  • The food situation at Chingwizi is critical with nothing in stock for May.

  • There are currently 3,125 households living at either the camp or permanent site at Chingwizi.

  • According to district authorities, 376 families have relocated to the permanent site at Chingwizi.

  • Humanitarian assistance continues, but gaps remain and need to be addressed.

01 May 2014 description

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.

25 Apr 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

03 Apr 2014 description

JANUARY– MARCH 2014 RAINFALL HIGHLIGHTS

Significant rainfall was received in most parts of SADC as a result of an active inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and the attendant active tropical incursions into the region. The eastern part of the contiguous SADC and the highland states received the highest rainfall.

The seasonal anomalies to date indicated:

  • Above normal rainfall conditions stretching from eastern Namibia to Southern Mozambique, Mauritius and parts of Madagascar

01 Apr 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners are reaching more than 2,930 children affected by flooding with hygiene promotion, clean water and appropriate temporary sanitation. UNICEF has also supported the initial set-up 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.

31 Mar 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The political environment throughout the country has remained relatively quiet with a slight increase in incidents of politically motivated human violations recorded during the month. There were 224 incidents witnessed in March up from the 209 cases recorded in February 2014.

25 Mar 2014 description

The start of the green harvest improves the food security situation

Key Messages

  • The start of green consumption, or the early harvest, and humanitarian assistance are contributing to Minimal (IPC Phase 1!) acute food insecurity in most districts. However, Stressed (IPC Phase 2!) food insecurity outcomes still persist in some areas in southwestern parts of the country due to low coverage of humanitarian assistance.

21 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • Heavy rains experienced in February and early March 2014

  • Floods cause devastation in several parts of the region

  • Cholera outbreak spread to more areas in Namibia

21 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • According to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) the total water inflow at the Tokwe Mukorsi dam is estimated at 86.97m3/s down from 105.28m3/s.

  • Meanwhile, dam levels across the country have increased during the course of this week. Chances of flooding in the flood prone areas remain high until the end of the rainy season.

  • To date 2,399 HH registration forms in Chingwizi Camp have been completed. Data entry and analysis is ongoing but the number of HH is not expected to increase much further.

19 Mar 2014 description

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.

10 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • To date 3,338 households have been moved to Chingwizi resettlement camp.

  • The growing population at the camp makes planning difficult and is further straining limited facilities and resources.

  • Heavy rains at Chingwizi on 2 and 3 March have raised fresh shelter and health concerns.

  • There is sufficient food up to end of March, after which more support will be required.

05 Mar 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • More than 2,514 households living upstream of Tokwe Mukorsi Dam in Masvingo Province were affected by flooding and are being relocated to alternate sites.

  • To date 2,194 households have been moved to the Chingwizi resettlement camp, with around 100 additional households arriving daily.

  • Multiple partners are providing aid to address some of the humanitarian needs especially in the sectors of water, sanitation, health, shelter, education, food and agriculture.

28 Feb 2014 description

Highlights

  • To date 2,194 households have been moved to the Chingwizi resettlement camp, with around 100 additional households arriving daily.

  • An estimated 1,056 ha of food crops were submerged by the floods, leading to a loss of 718 tons of potential harvest, thereby compromising food and nutrition security until the next harvest in 2015.

  • Humanitarian assistance continues, but gaps remain and are in some sectors increasing as more people are moved to the resettlement camp.

28 Feb 2014 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The political environment throughout the country has remained relatively peaceful with a significant reduction in incidents of politically motivated human rights violations recorded during the month. There were 209 incidents witnessed in February down from the 286 cases recorded in January 2014.