Southern Africa Flood Emergency: UNICEF Emergency Update 16 Mar 2000 - Zimbabwe

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An estimated 96,000 people, including 58,496 children under17 years, have been affected by the flooding in Zimbabwe. It is not known how many people have been displaced by the floods. The worst affected regions/areas are Chipinge and Chimanimani districts in Manicaland province; Chiredzi and Mwenezi districts in Masvingo province; Mberengwa district in Midlands Province and the Beitbridge and Gwanda districts in Matebeleland South Province.
UNICEF is providing food, medicines to treat malaria and intestinal infections, water purification and storage equipment, hygiene items such as soap and cleaning utensils for households to flood-affected areas. UNICEF is also replacing cold chain equipment for the storage and distribution of vaccines to enable vaccination in affected areas to resume. In partnership with the Government of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Health, UNICEF is producing community health education materials for malaria, safe sanitation and hygiene.