World Vision Zambia has launched a two Million US Dollar emergency humanitarian response to support over 400,000 people affected by floods across the country.
Speaking during the flag-off of the response, World Vision Zambia Humanitarian Emergency Affairs director Bernard Zgambo said the initial support would help survivors recover from distress caused by the floods.
He said the organization is already responding to the needs of internally displaced people in Mazabuka, Monze, Namwala, and Sinazongwe in Southern province by providing food, and non-food items, Water and Sanitation, and hygiene services.
“The devastation caused by the floods has affected over 400,000 with over 8,000 people living in camps in the Southern Province alone, exacerbating the demand for shelter, clean water, sanitation facilities, and protection services. In the past two weeks, World Vision has provided safe, clean water to over 800 people in the Mukuyu camp of Mazabuka District. The response team has also provided six latrines with 23 drop holes and reached over 5000 people with hygiene promotion messages. ” Mr. Zgambo said.
World Vision is particularly concerned with the well-being of children and vulnerable adults living in camps and other temporal shelters against violations of rights during their stay in temporal camps.