Both Urban & Rural Communities were being actively mobilised by AA-Z, through the establishment of CHCs, to respond effectively to four sets of challenges:
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Emergency WASH following Cholera Outbreak:
AA and ACF combined forces to support an emergency Cholera Mitigation Campaign in Harare in late 2018 following an alarming outbreak in the capital city of Zimbabwe.
After the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai (16 March 2019) AA-Z received funds from Christian Aid and ACF to respond with CHCs and rehabilitation of water points and sanitation facilities in Chipinge district along the border with Mozambique.
The pilot project in Makoni District, Manicaland Province, funded by SKAT (Secretariat to RWSN) that began in 2017 to demonstrate the effectiveness of achieving ‘Self Supply’ through CHCs has been expanded with two new SKAT Grants in 2018 and 2019. Achievements have included the rehabilitation of 60 wells with locally fabricated ‘rope & washer pumps’ in 25 CHCs with 1,500 members and 6,300 people benefitting from improved drinking water and hygiene.
Urban Resilience to climate change:
UNDP & UNICEF contracted AA-Z to implement a pilot project to determine how best to mitigate against Climate Change in Gwanda suffering from extreme drought conditions;
Chipinge was suffering from extreme flood damage after Cyclone Idai.
These two towns were selected to build community resilience to Climate Change through the establishment of CHCs with special focus on Women’s Empowerment, Income Generation and Nutrition.