31 January 2013

Zimbabwe: CPU Assists Homeless Families

Beitbridge Bureau — The Civil Protection Unit in Beitbridge has assisted families that were left homeless when their homesteads were destroyed by heavy rains a fortnight ago. Beitbridge CPU chairman Mr Simon Muleya said they had roped in a number of partners in providing food aid and other requirements.

He said teams are assessing the damage caused by the floods across Beitbridge district.

The CPU had so far distributed food hampers, over 1 000 bar of soap, 990 fleece blankets, 1 500 blankets and 1 000 buckets to the affected families.

"We are on top of the situation and happy with the assistant we are getting from both Government and other players such as non-governmental organisations," he said.

The Red Cross of Zimbabwe and the International Organisation for Migration have donated 130 large tents and 1 000 tents to the CPU.

These would be used to temporarily shelter the flood victims.

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