Zimbabwe: Floods DREF Operation n° MDRZW009 Operations update



Zimbabwe was affected by floods, landslides and hailstorms on the 09.02.2014 affecting approximately 20 000 people. The government of Zimbabwe declared the flooding in Tokwe Mukosi, Masvingo province a national disaster. The affected population was relocated to Chingwizi transit camp.

CHF 263,518 was allocated from the DREF funds on the 18 February 2014 to support the National Society over a period of three months to deliver assistance to 3,500 people affected by the floods in Zimbabwe’s three provinces; Masvingo, Midlands and Matabeleland North. The DREF operation was envisaged to support the affected population with emergency shelter, water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion.

Through the DREF support, significant achievements have already been recorded in these sectors as follows,

  • Emergency shelter: 540 households have received emergency shelter in Chingwizi and 22 families in Tsholotsho. The NS has also provided shelter for the District Administrator (DA), clinic and registration center in the camp.

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion: 3 boreholes have been drilled and equipped. 80 emergency latrines have been constructed. Over 7,000 people reached with hygiene promotion messages.

  • Health and care: 209 people have received first aid services, 5 pieces of child play centre equipment have been provided for psycho-social support activities while under RFL 60 people have been reunited with their families