Zimbabwe is set to get €4 million from the European Union to assist victims of the Tropical Cyclone Idai. devastating floods.
A total of €12 million that will be equally shared by Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi was raised by the EU. The EU has so far donated over €15 million towards Cyclone victims.
Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Mr. Christos Stylianides pledged EU’s continued support to the three countries during the humanitarian crisis. He said:
We continue to stand in solidarity with the people affected by cyclone Idai and the floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. There are still urgent humanitarian needs to be met and we are scaling up our efforts so that relief continues to be brought to the people in need.
He observed that the cyclone left a lot of people in need of flood, shelter, water, and sanitation. He said:
The cyclone coincided with the annual harvest period, thereby affecting food security in the months ahead. Access to safe water is a major concern in a bid to avert the spread of disease outbreaks.
The government estimates that cyclone Idai left approximately 344 people dead and or missing. It also reports that property worth billions of dollars was destroyed.
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