Emergency appeal for assistance to flood victims - Tokwe Mukorsi Dam disaster

Report
from Government of Zimbabwe
Published on 12 Feb 2014

Summary

The Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe is appealing for $US19,694,093.00 from the International community to meet urgent humanitarian needs for affected communities in the Tokwe-Mukorsi Dam Basin. This is needed to evacuate and relocate at risk communities as well as the provision of food, shelter, safe water and other basic needs.

About 20,000 people within the dam basin are at high risk while another 40,000 downstream are at medium risk of flooding. Concerted efforts are in place through the Civil Protection Organisation to safeguard life and limb as well as to ensure that relocation of at risk communities is undertaken with the utmost respect.