This project sees that the immediate shelter and water, sanitation, and hygiene, and health needs of 2,500 flood-affected individuals are met through the provision of essential emergency relief assistance. Between January and March 2017, Zimbabwe experienced severe flooding across 37 districts of the country, which damaged local infrastructure, livelihoods, transportation routes, and homes. The above average precipitation during this period was exacerbated by the rains brought about by tropical depression “Ex-Dineo”, which caused significant flooding particularly in the southern parts of Zimbabwe. Originating from the Mozambique Channel, Tropical Cyclone Dineo (CAT I) made landfall in Mozambique on 15 February 2017 near Inhambane, southern Mozambique bringing with it strong winds exceeding 100km/hr, torrential rain, and very rough seas. This project takes place in the following provinces: Matebeleland South; Midlands; Mashonaland West; Masvingo; and Matebeleland North.
The project covers the immediate needs of affected populations through water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion, providing health and care programming and emergency shelter and household items, along with carrying out multi-sectorial needs assessments.
This project reaches 2,500 flood-affected individuals.