Zimbabwe Humanitarian Situation Report No 4, 29 April 2016

Originally published



  • Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).

  • 62,000 drought affected children, women and men were provided with access to safe water to prevent water and sanitation related diseases through the rehabilitation of piped water schemes and boreholes.

  • There has been a significant decline in new typhoid cases comparing weekly epidemiological data. To date, 1, 206 typhoid cases have been reported, out of these 75 have been laboratory confirmed, with 5 typhoid related deaths reported. UNICEF is continuing its response to the typhoid outbreak with the provision of Health and WASH services, including the drilling and rehabilitation of boreholes, hygiene promotion interventions and the distribution of medical supplies.