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Nakambala, Mazabuka: On Thursday, 4th May, 2023, Zambia Sugar Plc and World Vision visited the 345 families of Mwanachingwala village that were affected by floods and are currently camped at Mukuyu Campsite in Mazabuka District.

The courtesy call by Zambia Sugar’s Country Managing Director, Mr. Oswald Magwenzi and World Vision CEO / National Director Mr. John Hasse was in response to the flood situation. Additionally, Zambia Sugar, through World Vision, donated ZMW 300, 000 Kwacha and the funds were channelled towards the immediate needs of the affected families.

With the donation, World Vision was able to achieve the following:

  • Cover food insecurity of the affected population, World Vision procured food stuffs, as follows: mealie meal (1000 units x 10kg), pulses – beans (1000 units x 2kgs), High Energy Protein Supplements (200 units x 2kg), and salt (450 units x 250g) to distribute to the targeted households.
  • Installed a piped water system providing water to more 300 people living in the Mukuyu Temporal Camp. The piped water system was tapped from an existing water facility earlier constructed by World Vision to provide clean and safe water to Mukuyu Primary School.

Four (4) taps stands were constructed to enable the beneficiaries to access water throughout the day without difficulty.

  • Promote good hygiene in and around the temporal camp, Zambia Sugar supported the construction of 5 drop hole toilet and 5 showers.

Further, over 800 people in and around the temporal camp were reached with hygiene promotion messages to build capacity with the affected population to reduce the risk of disease outbreak as well as adhere to minimum sanitation requirements at household level.

In Mazabuka alone, a total of 30,394 people in and around the flood affected areas were reached with hygiene promotion messages including water and sanitation management.

According to a report by World Vision, Zambia experienced the worst flood in fifty years mostly affecting parts of Southern, Eastern, Central, and North-Western provinces with over 400,000 (66,000 households) people adversely affected in 37 districts across the country. The severe flooding caused damage to public infrastructure, homes, and over 150 hectares of crops land. The devastating effects of the floods resulted into loss of both animal and human life.

At the peak of the flooding, over 8,000 (approximately 1,300 households) people were displaced and living in four (4) temporal camps due to damage to their homes and flooded dwelling places. World Vision launched a US$2 million emergency response to provide life-saving assistance to about 100,000 (16,630 households) people most affected by the floods. The response mainly focused on health and nutrition, Water and Sanitation, livelihoods, and protection

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