OCHA Reports

15 May 2014
Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 9 (as of 16 May 2014)


  • 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...

03 Apr 2014
Communities struggle to rebuild their lives following devastating floods

Fadzai Tshuma was woken by her neighbours’ screaming in the early hours of 3 February. Awake and in a panic, she then heard the sound of water rushing through her village and into her home.

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21 Mar 2014
Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 6 (as of 21 March 2014)


  • 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...

19 Mar 2014
Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 5 (as of 14 March 2014)


  • 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.

  • A...

10 Mar 2014
Zimbabwe: Floods Situation Report No. 4 (as of 7 March 2014)


  • 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.

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