There is currently little risk of the Tokwe Mukorsi Dam bursting, according to national authorities.
An estimated 2,514 households affected by rising river levels upstream from the dam are being moved to a relocation site via 5 transit points. To date around 650 households have been relocated.
While the provision of aid is being stepped up, significant humanitarian needs remain at the transit points and relocation site, especially in the sectors of water, sanitation, health, shelter, education and food.
With the declaration of a State of Disaster and the Government’s launching of a US$20 million Emergency Appeal, humanitarian partners are developing an emergency response plan targeting urgent needs to complement Government’s efforts.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.