Zimbabwe: Cholera DREF operation n° MDRZW005

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CHF 226,353 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 30,000 beneficiaries.
Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

Summary: This DREF is being allocated to enable the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS) to mitigate against the alarming increase in the number of cholera cases in the Chipinge district of Zimbabwe. Proposed interventions are focused on supporting the National Society to deliver appropriate and timely action specifically related to water and sanitation, health and hygiene promotion to a target population of 30,000 beneficiaries. This DREF application will assist the National Society carry out these interventions in 2 affected wards of Chipinge by training and mobilizing 60 volunteers.

This operation is expected to be implemented over three months starting 01 July 2011. A final report will be made available three months after the operation (by 31 December 2011).