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Emergencies & Resilience Building

When disaster strikes, we can respond within hours, providing vital things like food and shelter. We link our response to our ongoing projects, and we stick around as long as we’re needed, providing practical support, and making sure local people have a say in rebuilding their communities and livelihoods.

Disasters can hit anyone at any time. But people living in poverty are particularly at risk. They are likely to live on the most vulnerable land and in the most precarious housing.

Missing out on vital information – lacking a radio or phone to get warnings, or literacy skills to read safety advice – few resources and poor government protection, people living in poverty often suffer the most in a crisis.

In turn, disasters increase poverty, wiping out homes and livelihoods and causing a vicious circle of poverty, vulnerability and crisis. That's why our work with people affected by emergencies and conflict plays a key part in our fight against poverty.

Every year over 300 million people are affected by disasters. The poorest and most excluded are often hardest hit.

The people living in poverty in Zimbabwe are vulnerable to shocks and hazards such as floods, droughts, epidemics and populations displacements that are due to natural or human induced emergencies.  In the last few years there have been outbreaks of typhoid in Nyanga and floods in Nyanga and Mbire which we respondeded to. In response to the humanitarian challenges in Zimbabwe, ActionAid Zimabbwe is running social protection programmes as follows: working with communities and local authorities to put in place systems to mitigate the effects of emergencies on vulnerable people; supporting communities to enhance existing systems in building communities’ resilience to conflict and emergencies ; supporting vulnerable communities to access appropriate assistance and basic services during and after conflict emergencies and  working with local authorities, partners and communities to develop effective warning systems in areas where ActionAid Zimbabwe is operational.

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