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Zim flood victims face hunger – report

2014-03-03 20:02
The partially collapsed Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Zimbabwe (David Coltart, Facebook)

The partially collapsed Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Zimbabwe (David Coltart, Facebook)

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Cape Town – Thousands of Zimbabwean flood victims displaced after torrential rains caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in Masvingo are reportedly faced with starvation.

The Daily News said statistics released by government’s civil protection unit showed the families required 150 000 tons of grains, amid reports of shortages.

Reports say over 4 000 people were evacuated from the flood risk area after torrential rains caused the partial collapse of the Tokwe-Mukosi dam in the Masvingo area.

Villagers, who relocated to Chingwizi camp in Nuanetsi Ranch, said they were starving as government food donations were not enough to meet the demand.

They said they also feared an outbreak of diseases due to lack of proper amenities.

The situation has resulted in government roping in local companies and non-governmental organisations for donations and food assistance, the report said.

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