Zimbabwe: Floods - Mar 2000
Most read reports
- WWF: Dams accused of role in flooding: Research Paper: "Dams and Floods". 21 Jun 2001
- UNCT Zimbabwe: Floods disaster in Zimbabwe. 10 Mar 2000
- SADC: Special Report on Floods in Southern Africa. 9 Mar 2000
- WFP: WFP Emergency Report No. 10 of 2000. 10 Mar 2000
- USAID: Southern Africa - Floods Fact Sheet #9, Fiscal Year (FY) 2000. 7 Mar 2000
NAIROBI, 16 May 2002 - The United Nations Children's Fund has warned that the unfolding food crisis in southern Africa threatens to become a major humanitarian catastrophe if an immediate and adequate response is not mounted.
Save the Children UK has begun giving food to hundreds of thousands of people in need in famine-stricken Malawi. This is the second phase of the largest such food distribution programme by any aid agency during the current crisis.
ZIMBABWE: Peasants flee villages ahead of elections
Gland, Switzerland - New research commissioned by WWF, the conservation organization, has warned that dams built with the promise of reducing flooding can often exacerbate the problem with catastrophic consequences, as some recent floods have shown.
Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations
Period covered: January - February 14, 2001
Special Focus on Flood Disaster Preparedness efforts in Mozambique
Period covered: November, 2000; The end of the operation has now been revised from March 31, 2001 to December 31, 2000.
Planned Project Summary Information
Project number: 30886
Branch: Africa and Middle East
CIDA's ODA Priorities: 40% - 0106 - Water and Sanitation; 60% - 0107 - Shelter
Project Approval Date: Sept.
Terrible floods this past Spring killed 650 people and affected more than two million individuals in Southern Africa, including Madagascar. Communities were devastated by the loss of homes, livestock and crops, school buildings, health clinics and roads.
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Focus on Mozambique
period covered: July - September, 2000
Maize available in Zimbabwe for the 2000/01 marketing year (April - March) is expected to reach about 2.54 million tons. This supply is made up of an estimated gross harvest in 2000 of about 2.1 million tons, 357,000 tons of monitored opening stocks held by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and the three big millers and 50,000 tons of unmonitored stocks held by farmers and small traders.
Zimbabwe anticipates a domestic wheat shortfall of about 155,000 tons due to production uncertainty and foreign currency shortages to import wheat.
JOHANNESBURG, 29 August (IRIN) - The food security unit of the 14-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) reported in its latest update that while this year's floods had negatively affected the cereal production of many of the region's countries, other crops had benefited from the above average rainfall, resulting in increased agricultural output.
From CRS Quarterly Newsletter Summer
2000 Volume 6, Number 1
"The water came in the afternoon," said Lilian Kumbula, one of more than 1200 people displaced by flooding in the village of Chiso in Manicaland. "We closed up our houses so that water wouldn't wash away our things. When we came back, our food was gone, our animals were gone, our homes were gone. Everything is gone."
Zimbabwe - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 6
Despite a longer than usual 1999/2000 rainy season and extremely wet conditions in more than two-thirds of the country, the most productive agricultural zones in the northeastern part of Zimbabwe largely escaped the worst effects of cyclones Eline and Gloria.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is responsible for the UK Government's response to disasters and emergencies overseas.
Since the middle of January prolonged and exceptionally heavy rains have caused flooding throughout Southern Africa. These were especially serious in southern Mozambique. By 10 February some 200,000 people were estimated to be affected.