During the month of November and December 2019, IOM DTM carried you a baseline assessment in 12 districts affected by Cyclone Idai in Manicaland and Masvingo provinces to monitor and track the locations and priority needs of the affected populations. A total of 114 enumerators (61 female and 53 male) were engaged and carried out assessments in 336 wards.
Overall, there is still 43,352 individuals displaced due to cyclone Idai located in 1,571 locations, with the majority living in host communities within the two provinces. An estimated 10,097 homes were completely destroyed, while 37,483 homes were partially destroyed. In total 24,106 households are said to be still in need of shelter support, with only 3,047 having received emergency shelter support since the cyclone made its landfall in Zimbabwe.
Baseline assessments were done at ward level covering through focus group discussions with key informants at the ward centres in coordination with the Department of Civil Protection. Enumerators were identified at district level and trained to carry out data collection.