Donations towards the plight of Cyclone Idai survivors continue pouring in with the latest being the Salvation Army Church which has handed over another consignment of medical supplies and an assortment of clothes to the affected communities in Manicaland.
While handing over the donations, the Salvation Army Zimbabwe and Botswana territory chief secretary Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Kasuso said the church continues to partner the government in helping the cyclone survivors as its responsibility is not only spiritual, but it also includes physical needs.
“Today we have brought medical supplies that we managed to source from our international friends in Canada who help the Salvation Army hospitals. We hand over this donation to the government so that our fellow Zimbabweans in Chimanimani will receive the medical attention they want and get medication,” he said.
Manicaland provincial administrator who is also the provincial chairperson for the Department of Civil Protection, Mr Edgar Seenza, welcomed the timely donation saying there is a gap in medical supplies in cyclone-hit areas.
“You have come in to fulfill what is needed by the Ministry of Health and Child Care in as far as helping people who are living in areas that were affected by the cyclone. Thank you for the medicines we will give them to the Ministry of Health and Child Care as they are the ones responsible with the distribution,” Mr Seenza said.
At least 43 731 households were affected by Cyclone Idai and are relying on aid from government, private organisations, churches and the donor community for assistance.
The government continues to urge its partners to continue lending a helping hand as no gift is too little or too late for it will help the needy families in the cyclone affected areas.