In Zimbabwe, the Red Cross has been on the ground since the beginning of the cholera epidemic, focusing largely on public education. Cholera is a treatable and curable disease, but people need to know the simple steps they can take to minimise or even eliminate risk of the disease.
In the last two weeks, Red Cross volunteers have reached more than 11,000 people with health and hygiene messages. Funds have also been used to provide cholera kits and water purification equipment, which are being distributed to affected communities.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is increasing its assistance across the region in response to the worsening humanitarian situation and further funding is vitally needed. The appeal will support emergency relief to support health, water and sanitation, and hygiene needs.
Donations can be made on their website – Zimbabwe Appeal