Harare, 15 February, 2022 / 9:53 pm (ACI Africa).
Tropical Storm Ana left a trail of destruction and disrupted human life in multiple districts in Zimbabwe, the Coordinator of Caritas in the Southern African nation has said.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Marius Zibgwi highlighted efforts that have been undertaken by Caritas Zimbabwe to address the life-threatening effects of the Tropical Storm that reportedly reached the country hours after it had “made land fall on Mozambique on 24 January.”
“More than 13 districts in the Eastern parts of the country have so far been identified as affected,” Mr. Zibgwi who coordinates the humanitarian arm of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) said during the Monday, February 14 interview.
He explained, “Roads networks and bridges connecting to essential services such as hospitals and major towns have been destroyed. Hundreds have been displaced, and are seeking shelter in schools, churches and public places.”
The Caritas official made reference to an initial stakeholder study saying, “Information coming from the preliminary Diocesan and Local civil protection department assessments in affected areas points to food aid, shelter, wash facilities and early recovery livelihoods support.''