The Japanese Government has donated $96 000 to communities in Manicaland that were ravaged by the devastating Cyclone Idai, Newsday reports. The same government also donated $450 000 to Binga, Buhera, Chiredzi and Masvingo for HIV and Aids and water, sanitation and hygiene.
This was revealed in a statement by the Japanese government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) which reads:
The government of Japan has released US$96 054 to further support communities in Manicaland affected by the dual natural disasters of Cyclone Idai and drought
The funds will go towards the construction of 50 transitional shelters for displaced people in the communities. Japanese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Toshiyuki Iwado said he hoped that the assistance will help the people in Chimanimani rebuild their lives:
While Cyclone Idai occurred over a year ago, many of the victims, whose houses were destroyed, still do not have suitable shelter. It is my hope that this assistance will provide some of them suitable homes so that they start to rebuild their lives
Cyclone Idai displaced and killed thousands of people in Chinamimani and Chipinge last year.