UNICEF Zimbabwe Cyclone Idai Situation Report #3 (25 - 31 March 2019)


  • The estimated number of people affected by the cyclone and flooding in nine districts increased to 270,000 (from 250,000), including 129,600 children.

  • The number of schools affected has increased from 114 to 139, affecting an estimated 90,000 learners.

  • With UNICEF support, 4,856 children living with HIV/AIDS, have been traced to ensure they have access to treatment.

  • Over 8,000 households (40,000 people) reached with critical WASH hygiene kits in affected districts.

  • A total of 1,855 children (1,111 girls and 745 boys) and their care-givers were reached with child protection services.

  • Approximately 1,000 mothers and caregivers of children under the age of two, reached with key messages on Infant and Young Child Feeding in emergencies. ]


270,000 People affected by Cyclone Idai/Floods

129,600 Children affected by Cyclone Idai/Floods

171 Deaths reported (Source: DCP-March 2019)

330 People missing (Source: DCP-March 2019)

UNICEF HAC Appeal US$ 18.4 million of which US $ 10.9 million Is for the Cyclone Response*