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Zimbabwe: Flood Snapshot (as of 09 March 2017)

Situation Update

Zimbabwe has appealed for assistance after declaring floods a national disaster. Almost 250 people have been killed and about 2,000 people have been left homeless, with around 900 people displaced to a camp in Tsholostho in Matabeleland North. Much of the heavy rains received over the past month can be attributed to Tropical Cyclone DINEO, which crossed southern and western Zimbabwe as a powerful storm system in mid-February.

Special Cabinet Committee has raised $14.5 million of the $100 million required to repair extensive infrastructure damage, including to roads, bridges, schools and clinics. Assessments are ongoing as humanitarian partners consider redirecting the current drought response as well as mobilizing additional resources. Multi-sectoral response planning is to commence on 8 March based on available data. Rains are expected to continue until April.

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
09 Mar 2017
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Humanitarian Snapshot
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