Zimbabwe Appeal No. MAAZW001 Report 2006-2007


Launch Date: 01/01/2006

This report covers the period of 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.In brief

In Brief

Programme summary: Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) has the longest history of implementing community-based home-based care projects (HBC) dating back to 1992; the projects have since been expanded and now stand at 27 projects sites in 25 districts. In addition, the HBC projects have since been used as entry point for other programme activities such as water and sanitation (WatSan), food security and primary health care.

To this effect, water and sanitation services (WatSan) interventions in marginalized communities were scaled-up in order to provide a holistic service in the care component of the HIV and AIDS programmes since a healthy and hygienic environment is critical not only to clients but likewise, other vulnerable groups. Such activities involve full community participation to harness a sense of ownership, foster the spirit of self reliance and thus ensure sustainability at the end of the project. Under the food security programme, beneficiaries including HBC clients in food insecure provinces namely the Matebeleland North, Matebeleland South, Masvingo and Midlands Provinces are also supported with food aid and agricultural inputs for livelihood projects.

The Protracted Drought Relief Programme supported by DFID was ended in March 2007 however additional funding support was secured through the Finnish Red Cross to take over residual activities.

In the sphere of emergency operations, ZRCS responded to a diarrhoea outbreak in Mashonaland West and Midlands Provinces, flooding in Muzarabani in Mashonaland Central Province and Chipinge in Manicaland. A cholera outbreak was reported in one of Harare's high density suburbs (Mabvuku) and in Kariba. During these emergency operations, the National Society (NS)' interventions involved the provision of safe drinking water, oral rehydration solutions, hygiene and sanitation materials and conducted health education and hygiene promotion.

Goal: To reduce the risk and negative effects of the social, economic and psychological impact of HIV and AIDS on people infected and affected by the scourge in Zimbabwe. The rationale behind the integrated approach is to provide holistic care and support at the same time strengthen organisational capacity, volunteer management, efficient coordination, cooperation and the management of strategic partnerships at all levels.

Needs: Total 2006-2007 budget CHF 6,680,475 (out of which 41% is covered).

For further information on this Appeal, contact:

- In Zimbabwe: Emma Kundishora, Secretary General; Email zrcs@ecoweb.co.zw; ekundishora@comone.co.zw ; Phone: Tel: +263.4.332.638; +263.4.332.197; Fax +263.4.335.490

- In Zimbabwe: Peter Lundberg; Country Representative, Zimbabwe Country Representation, Harare; Email peter.lundberg@ifrc.org ; Phone: Tel: +263.4.705.166; +263.4.720.315; Fax +263.4.708.784

- In Operational Zone for Southern Africa: Françoise Le Goff, Head of Zone Office, Johannesburg; Email francoise.legoff@ifrc.org; Phone: Tel: +27.11.303.9700; +27.11.303.9711; Fax: +27.11.884.3809; +27.11.884.0230