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Masvingo Floods Update Hein Zeelie, Reports Officer Harare, 03 March 2014

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1 Masvingo Floods Update Hein Zeelie, Reports Officer Harare, 03 March 2014

2 Chingwizi Camp  Registration process still ongoing  2,194 households moved, 100 arriving daily  Many new arrivals not directly flood-affected  Transit points emptying out.

3 Latest Government Plans  5,000 ha to be divided for agric.  Each household to receive 1.5 ha of irr. Land.  No info on when this will take place  Compensation provided to some

4 CCCM, Shelter, NFIs  The registration process is ongoing; more enumerators required.  The layout of the camp being improved.  Shelter material being provided to those directly affected by floods; new caseload of people not directly affected (only at risk) an issue.

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7 Education  Many school children enrolled at satellite school 3 km away.  21 teachers required for proposed school site.  Support being provided, but serious gaps remain.

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9 Food Security and Nutrition  Lack of food identified.  WFP requires $812,675 to cover needs for four months  Technical support is needed in ensuring ration size and content is standardized, as well is food distribution.  The District Food and Nutrition Security committee (DFNSC) is planning a nutrition assessment for children under age 5 to ascertain their nutrition situation

10 Health  20 nurses supporting clinic, supplies being received.  Medical supplies have been received from various partners  Serious gaps remain in:  Antenatal and other obstetric services.  WHO’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI).  Antiretroviral therapy (ART): nurses were processing figures of people on ART and TB treatment and other chronic medication.  Maternal and child health (MCH).  Malaria diagnosis and treatment.  There is also a high risk of communicable disease outbreaks, especially water- borne diseases.  An ambulance for case referral to Chiredzi District Hospital 52 km away.  The management of household and medical waste

11 Agriculture and Livelihoods  An estimated 1,056 ha of food crops were submerged leading to a loss of 718 tons of potential harvest  A loss of livestock assets occurred due to distress sales, and loss of productivity of the remaining livestock due to stress and disease.  Environmental degradation (overgrazing, deforestation, soil erosion) is also a serious concern.  FAO requires $823,188

12 Protection  Scaling up of community psycho-social support is an urgent need The rapidly changing situation and crowded temporary settlement creates a risk for increased violence among families, community members, and between the community and service providers  Responses are underway

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14 WASH  Sanitation and hygiene promotion coverage are still low.  About 64% have access to water for washing hands; and are currently accessing the minimum water requirements.  500-600 emergency temporary latrines needed,  Coordination improving; cholera CP being developed

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16 Coordination  Provincial Civil Protection Committee (CPC) meeting three times a week  Meetings co-chaired by the District Administrator (DA) and OCHA are also held three times a week.

17 Funding SectorFunds required (US$) WASH 212,500 Agriculture and Livelihoods823,188 Education 496,900 Protection 150,000 Food812,675 Tracking and Transportation492,464 Shelter and NFIs627,100 Health 658,000 Camp Coordination and Camp Management >209,658 Total4,482,485


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