Government has launched a $612.6 million international humanitarian appeal in the wake of cyclone Idai. According to a document prepared by the government, the appeal targets to support 16 500 households
“This appeal targets support to 16 500 households, each with an average of six members. Of this, the gender ratio is 52%-48% in favour of women and girl children.
“The appeal envisages all round support for these households from April 2019 to May 2020 when the next harvest falls due. Requirements and costs related to building livelihoods and infrastructure are added to this,” reads the document.
Government added that a total of $292 million will be needed for food security and nutrition while water and sanitation will require $51 million.
“Food and nutrition interventions will prioritise the under fives, school going children, pregnant and lactating women, the aged and people with chronic ailments.
“The total food and nutrition interventions will cost approximately US $292 million.
“The total water Sanitation and hygiene (wash) requirement amounts to US $51 million, ” the document reads.
Govenment also said emergency shelter and non food items among other things were also needed.
“The emergency requirement for tents , schools, health facilities, non food items and other social amenities amount to US $75 million.
“Health service provision will cost US $5.1 million,” the document reads.