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Zimbabwe: Assistance to the population affected by the 'clean-up' exercise Appeal No. 05EA016 Programme Update No.1

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In Brief

Appeal No. 05EA016; Operations Update no. 1; Period covered: July to August 2005; Appeal coverage: 15.4%;

Appeal history:

Launched on 26 July 2005 for CHF 2,481,818 (USD 1,788,110 or EUR 1,487,813) for 5 months to assist some 15,000 persons (3,000 households)- http://www.ifrc.org/cgi/pdf=5Fappeals.pl?05/05EA016.pdf

Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 100,000

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,098,666 (USD 1,630,665 or EUR 1,344,865).

Related Emergency or Annual Appeals: Zimbabwe 2005 Annual Appeal no. 05AA017- http://www.ifrc.org/cgi/pdf=5Fappeals.pl?annual05/05AA017.pdf

Operational Summary: In response to the humanitarian needs of those affected by 'operation restore order', Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (1), the Federation and ICRC formed a task force to coordinate humanitarian efforts. The swift response has assisted 1,400 affected households in eight provinces with relief items: blankets, kitchen sets, soap and jerry cans. The relief efforts have alleviated the suffering of the most vulnerable people, particularly persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) - under the home-based care (HBC) projects- and those who sought shelter in holding camps. The shelters protected the affected from the cold winter weather while the distributed jerry cans contributed to the prevention of water-related diseases by ensuring safe transportation and storage of water. To date, the Appeal has received 15% coverage, and further donor support is encouraged.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

In Zimbabwe: Emma Kundishora, Secretary General, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, Harare; Email: zrcs@ecoweb.co.zw; Phone: +263.4.77.54.16; Fax: +263.4.75.17.39.

In Zimbabwe: Françoise Le Goff, Federation Head of Southern Africa Regional Delegation, Harare; Email: ifrczw02@ifrc.org; Phone: +263.4.70.61 55, +263.4.70.61.56; Fax: +263.4.70.87.84.

In Geneva: Terry Carney, Federation Regional Officer for Southern Africa, Africa Dept.; Email: terry.carney@ifrc.org; Phone: +41.22.730.42.98, Fax: +41.22.733.03.95.

Footnote:

(1) Zimbabwe Red Cross Society - http://www.ifrc.org/where/country/check.asp?countryid=13

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