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More than 20,000 people were moved to Chingwizi camp after the heaviest rain in 40 years wreaked havoc.
Last updated: 07 Apr 2014 14:05
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Chingwizi, Zimbabwe - The Tokwe-Mukorsi dam project was meant to be the solution to the irrigation and electricity problems facing communities in southeastern Zimbabwe. 

However, the heaviest rainfall experienced in Masvingo province in more than 40 years resulted in heavy flooding in recent months, culminating in the partial collapse of the dam. Thousands of farmers and their families had to flee their homes, leaving their crops and livestock behind at the mercy of the rising waters. The area was declared a state of disaster in February.

More than 20,000 displaced people have now been moved by the Zimbabwean government to the Chingwizi camp on the Naunetsi Ranch several hundred kilometres away. The government has indicated that land in Naunetsi will be allocated to the families affected by the flooding, but almost two months later people are still awaiting compensation.

The inhabitants of the camp were once fully self-sustaining, implementing both commercial and subsistence farming. Now, however, they are fully dependent on aid for their basic needs.

Samuel Marebe, a 43-year-old farmer from Nungirai village in the Chivi district, survived the flooding and now lives in the camp with his five children.

"We were attacked by the water," says Marebe. "My family managed to leave before our entire home and farm went under water. Other people became trapped by the water and had to be rescued by helicopter.

"Now we are here at Chingwizi camp, which is 178km from our home. Conditions here are difficult. With the overcrowding we are worried about the health risks to our children, and they are also missing out on their schooling. We hope the government allocates us land very soon because now we are living like refugees in our own country."


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Children wait for treatment outside Chingwizi camp's only medical clinic, a makeshift hospital serving more than 20,000 people. 



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An elderly woman struggles to her feet in order to get in line for food rations at the Chingwizi camp in southeastern Zimbabwe.



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In front of a baobab tree, children play with a ball they made with plastic packets. Parents are concerned their children will miss out on their education, as there is only one temporary school located 3.5km away.



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Women pump water from a borehole for cooking and cleaning. Most here were farmers who lost all their property in the floods and are now waiting for the Zimbabwean government to allocate new land at the Nuanetsi Ranch.



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More than 20,000 people are now living in the Chingwizi camp after being displaced by heavy flooding that partially destroyed the Tokwe Mukorsi dam.



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A boy shows off a goat that he just caught. Some of the farmers managed to rescue a few of their animals as they fled the flooding.



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Girls skip rope as women collect water behind them at Chingwizi camp.



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Women at the Chingwizi camp wait as food and other aid is delivered in southeastern Zimbabwe.



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The heaviest rainfall in more than 40 years caused major flooding in the area, forcing thousands to flee their farms.



/Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

A child sits with a bowl outside his makeshift home and eats maize meal.



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Many parents indicated they were afraid for the health of their children as overcrowding and poor sanitation at the camp could easily lead to the spread of disease.



/Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

Families wait patiently at the entrance of the aid distribution centre to receive the food that has been allocated to them.



/Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

A boy carries two bags of maize meal he collected at the food distribution centre.



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A girl stokes the fire that she uses to cook supper for her family.




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Children wait for treatment outside Chingwizi camp(***)s only medical clinic, a makeshift hospital serving more than 20,000 people. 

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An elderly woman struggles to her feet in order to get in line for food rations at the Chingwizi camp in southeastern Zimbabwe.

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In front of a baobab tree, children play with a ball they made with plastic packets. Parents are concerned their children will miss out on their education, as there is only one temporary school located 3.5km away.

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Women pump water from a borehole for cooking and cleaning. Most here were farmers who lost all their property in the floods and are now waiting for the Zimbabwean government to allocate new land at the Nuanetsi Ranch.

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More than 20,000 people are now living in the Chingwizi camp after being displaced by heavy flooding that partially destroyed the Tokwe Mukorsi dam.

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A boy shows off a goat that he just caught. Some of the farmers managed to rescue a few of their animals as they fled the flooding.

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Girls skip rope as women collect water behind them at Chingwizi camp.

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Women at the Chingwizi camp wait as food and other aid is delivered in southeastern Zimbabwe.

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The heaviest rainfall in more than 40 years caused major flooding in the area, forcing thousands to flee their farms.

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A child sits with a bowl outside his makeshift home and eats maize meal.

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Many parents indicated they were afraid for the health of their children as overcrowding and poor sanitation at the camp could easily lead to the spread of disease.

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Families wait patiently at the entrance of the aid distribution centre to receive the food that has been allocated to them.

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A boy carries two bags of maize meal he collected at the food distribution centre.

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A girl stokes the fire that she uses to cook supper for her family.

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An elderly woman uses her cane as she struggles to her feet so that she can get in line to receive food from the centre which distributes aid to the residents of the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe.

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An elderly woman uses her cane as she struggles to her feet so that she can get in line to receive food from the centre which distributes aid to the residents of the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe.

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Over 20 000 people are now living in the camp after being displaced by heavy flooding in the Tokwe Mukorsi dam basin.

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Over 20 000 people are now living in the camp after being displaced by heavy flooding in the Tokwe Mukorsi dam basin.

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Children wait for treatment outside the camp'??s only clinic which has to cater to the large population of the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe.

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Children wait for treatment outside the camp'??s only clinic which has to cater to the large population of the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe.

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In the shade of a giant Baobab tree a group of young girls play with a ball they made with plastic packets. Parents are concerned that their children will miss out on their education as there is only one temporary school which is located 3,5km away from the camp that caters for all the kids living at Chingwizi.

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In the shade of a giant Baobab tree a group of young girls play with a ball they made with plastic packets. Parents are concerned that their children will miss out on their education as there is only one temporary school which is located 3,5km away from the camp that caters for all the kids living at Chingwizi.

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Women from the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe pump water from a borehole for cooking and cleaning. Most of the people at the camp were rural farmers who lost all their property in the floods and are now waiting for the Zimbabwean government to allocate them new land at the Nuanetsi Ranch.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/e5e875cfba1664aba6863d215843ca20Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

Women from the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe pump water from a borehole for cooking and cleaning. Most of the people at the camp were rural farmers who lost all their property in the floods and are now waiting for the Zimbabwean government to allocate them new land at the Nuanetsi Ranch.

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A young boy shows off a little goat which he just caught.Some of the farmers managed to salvage few of their animals as they fled the flooding which destoyed their properties.

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A young boy shows off a little goat which he just caught.Some of the farmers managed to salvage few of their animals as they fled the flooding which destoyed their properties.

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Young girls can be seen playing with a skipping rope as women collect water behind them at he Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/717b56266de6c0520666abeec162f6b4Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

Young girls can be seen playing with a skipping rope as women collect water behind them at he Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/5653bc7e88c2df9a556d6b5324618ba1

Women wait for aid to be delivered to them. Over 20 000 people are now living in the camp after being affected by flooding in the Tokwe Mukorsi dam basin. Most of the people at the camp were rural farmers and their families who lost all their property and live stock in the floods and are now waiting for the Zimbabwean government to allocate them new land at the Nuanetsi Ranch.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/5653bc7e88c2df9a556d6b5324618ba1Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

Women wait for aid to be delivered to them. Over 20 000 people are now living in the camp after being affected by flooding in the Tokwe Mukorsi dam basin. Most of the people at the camp were rural farmers and their families who lost all their property and live stock in the floods and are now waiting for the Zimbabwean government to allocate them new land at the Nuanetsi Ranch.

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A large Baobab tree overlooks the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe which is now home to over 20 000 people who were displaced from their homes around the Tokwe Mukorsi dam basin after the heaviest rainfall in over 40 years caused major flooding in the area.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/28d08a66ba9f933d9af1203fa877cd68Ihsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

A large Baobab tree overlooks the Chingwizi transit Camp in Zimbabwe which is now home to over 20 000 people who were displaced from their homes around the Tokwe Mukorsi dam basin after the heaviest rainfall in over 40 years caused major flooding in the area.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/ed4508d134e21f266a182c25e6f8b72b

A child sitting outside his makeshift tent and eating some maize meal.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/ed4508d134e21f266a182c25e6f8b72bIhsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

A child sitting outside his makeshift tent and eating some maize meal.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/3b784508bdf85aac7bbb02b94e7281dc

Many parents indicated that they are afraid for the health of their children as overcrowding and poor sanitation at the camp could easily lead to the spread of disease.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/3b784508bdf85aac7bbb02b94e7281dcIhsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

Many parents indicated that they are afraid for the health of their children as overcrowding and poor sanitation at the camp could easily lead to the spread of disease.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/b324599e777eee05173529d5dc778abc

Families wait patiently at the entrance of the aid distribution centre to receive the food that has been allocated to them.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/b324599e777eee05173529d5dc778abcIhsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

Families wait patiently at the entrance of the aid distribution centre to receive the food that has been allocated to them.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/d8332e5d802c076422f37f8256249fba

A young boy carries two bags of maize meal he collected at the food distribution centre.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Zimbabwe_flood_victims/slideshow/no-caption/d8332e5d802c076422f37f8256249fbaIhsaan Haffejee/Al Jazeera

A young boy carries two bags of maize meal he collected at the food distribution centre.

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A young girl stokes the fire that she uses to cook supper for her family.

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A young girl stokes the fire that she uses to cook supper for her family.



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