Zimbabwe appeals for help after cyclone

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Oliver Samboko writes

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Kariba town- The Zimbabwe Red Cross society has appealed for support as hundreds are left homeless as Cyclone Idai claims 24 lives in Manicaland region. 

According to a posting on the organization’s  website, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society said it’s working in close collaboration with the Department of Civil Protection, to deliver non-food items which include blankets, tarpaulins, soap and mosquito nets. 

The organization further appealed for support from well-wishers for buckets, compressible jerry cans, clothes and water treating tablets for communities affected by Cyclone Idai in Chimanimani and ChipingeDistricts where 24 people have died and over 70 are reported missing. 

‘’Zimbabwe has witnessed the manifestation of Cyclone Idaifollowing the alert by the Meteorological Services Department and given the tragic loss of life, the general devastating impact registered so far and the continuing torrential rains His Excellency the President has declared a State of Disaster with regards to areas affected or likely to be affected by the impact of Cyclone Idai,” reads the post on the  website.

And according to the Department of Civil Protection, Manicalandprovince has so far suffered the worst brunt of the cyclone which has left hundreds of households without food and shelter promoting President Mnangagwa to cut short his trip to the United Arab Emirates(UAE).

The cyclone which has wrecked much havoc in Mozambique Malawi is currently heading deep into Zimbabwe affecting Manicaland, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland West, parts of Masvingo and Midlands provinces. 

Its effects were also projected to be felt in Harare Metropolitan and the Matebeleland provinces, according to the Zimbabwe department of civil protection. 

‘’As Idai wrecks havoc in Manicaland with lives lost and some injured and missing, the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society working with the department of Civil Protection Unit and other relevant departments and stakeholders is on the ground delivering relief materials,” stated Red Cross.

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