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16 May 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates No. 6 and provides more detailed information on the situation and response. It covers the period from 07 – 14 May 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 21 May

HIGHLIGHTS

• The re-settlement of 87 families to temporary camps in Chimanimani has enabled schools to re-open.

• Long-term settlement planning by the Government remains a concern.

09 May 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates No. 5 and provides more detailed information on the situation and response. It covers the period from 30 April to 06 May 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 16 May.

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02 May 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates No. 4 and provides more detailed information on the situation and response. It covers the period from 23 April to 30 April 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 07 May.

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25 Apr 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe and the OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 17 April to 23 April 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 1 May.

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18 Apr 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by the office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Zimbabwe and the OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on previous Flash Updates and provides more detailed information on the situation and response. It covers the period from 10 April to 16 April 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 24 April.

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12 Apr 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates No. 1 and provides more detailed information on the situation and response.

It covers the period from 27 March to 9 April 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 17 April.

HIGHLIGHTS

• 299 deaths have been recorded and 329 people are still missing, according to the Government.

28 Mar 2019 description

This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates No. 1 through No. 6 and provides more detailed information on the situation and response. It covers the period from 16 to 26 March 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 3 April.

HIGHLIGHTS

• 181 deaths have been recorded and 330 people are reportedly still missing, as of 25 March.

27 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The death toll has risen to 172 people and 327 are still missing, according to government reports.

• About 270,000 people have been affected by flooding and landslides.

• Nearly 4,500 people are displaced and at least 16,000 families are in need of shelter assistance.

• The majority of health care facilities in Chimanimani district are inaccessible.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• At least 250,000 people are reported to have been affected by the cyclone, according to preliminary assessments.

• The official death toll rose to 154 people on 21 March and at least 187 were still missing; search and rescue operations are still underway in Kopa and Rusitu areas of Chimanimani.

• Access to affected areas that were cut-off has improved following the clearing of the road from Chipinge to Chimanimani Town.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

22 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The death toll has risen to 139 people and 189 are still missing, according to government reports.

  • President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared 23 and 24 March 2019 as National Mourning Days.

  • The scale of destruction in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces is becoming clearer as access to the hardest-hit districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge improves.

  • At the Tongagora refugee camp, 1,100 housing shelters for 3,209 households have been completely or partially destroyed.

19 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 100 deaths have been reported, more than 200 people have been injured and over 200 are still reported missing.

  • Marowanyati Dam in Murambinda has overflowed, raising water levels in Mwerahari River. People living along the river have been advised to be on high alert.

  • Chimanimani and Chipinge remain the hardest-hit districts, with access still problematic, especially in Chimanimani.

18 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding caused by the Tropical Cyclone Idai weather system continues to cause massive destruction, with heavy rains reported in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.

• At least 82 deaths have been reported, 200 people have been injured and over 200 are missing in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces.

• Chimanimani and Chipinge remain the hardest-hit districts.

• Crops and livestock have been destroyed.

• Power supply and communication continue to be disrupted in affected areas.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

17 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The President has declared the impact of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe a state of disaster.

• The Cyclone Idai weather system hit eastern Zimbabwe on 15 and 16 March, with Chimanimani and Chipinge districts in Manicaland Province hardest-hit.

• At least 31 deaths have been reported and over 100 people are missing.

• The town of Chimanimani has reportedly been cut-off by floods and landslides.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

08 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • Erratic rainfall, high temperatures and persistent Fall Armyworm infestation lower cereal crop production prospects for 2018 in southern Africa.

  • In the absence of consistent rains for the remainder of the season, dry conditions experienced in December to January will further diminish water supplies for domestic, agricultural and commercial use.

  • These conditions are likely to have far reaching consequences on access to adequate food and nutrition and ability of farmers to produce in the 2018/19 consumption year.

22 Mar 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Good performance of the current growing season (Oct 2016 – April 2017) is critical for Southern Africa, after suffering from two consecutive droughts induced by a long lasting El Niño event which led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity.

27 May 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 383,261 people were affected by floods or storms and at least 117 people lost their lives during the 2013/2014 rainfall season.

  • Tropical Cyclone Hellen, which impacted Mozambique, Comoros and Madagascar in late March, was one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Mozambique Channel.

  • In Zimbabwe, the more than 15,625 people evacuated remain in dire living conditions.

16 May 2014 description

Highlights

  • The disaster declaration expired on 9 May, three months after the onset of the emergency, and will not be extended.

  • The food situation at Chingwizi is critical with nothing in stock for May.

  • There are currently 3,125 households living at either the camp or permanent site at Chingwizi.

  • According to district authorities, 376 families have relocated to the permanent site at Chingwizi.

  • Humanitarian assistance continues, but gaps remain and need to be addressed.

21 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • According to the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) the total water inflow at the Tokwe Mukorsi dam is estimated at 86.97m3/s down from 105.28m3/s.

  • Meanwhile, dam levels across the country have increased during the course of this week. Chances of flooding in the flood prone areas remain high until the end of the rainy season.

  • To date 2,399 HH registration forms in Chingwizi Camp have been completed. Data entry and analysis is ongoing but the number of HH is not expected to increase much further.

19 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • According to national authorities, movement of people from the dam basin has been completed.

  • Currently an estimated 2,800 households (HHs) are staying in Chingwizi camp.

  • An estimated 1,000 HHs did not receive any tents or tarpaulins and remain in need of urgent shelter assistance.

  • Water trucking continues with a capacity of 90,000 litres of water delivery per day.

10 Mar 2014 description

Highlights

  • To date 3,338 households have been moved to Chingwizi resettlement camp.

  • The growing population at the camp makes planning difficult and is further straining limited facilities and resources.

  • Heavy rains at Chingwizi on 2 and 3 March have raised fresh shelter and health concerns.

  • There is sufficient food up to end of March, after which more support will be required.