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Report on the Mission Visit to Tsholotsho to Assess the Human Rights
Situation of Flood Affected Communities

Foreword
The Tsholotsho flood report presents the findings and recommendations of a
comprehensive report conducted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, into
the events associated with the mission visit to the floods victims in Tsholotsho found
in Matabeleland North of Zimbabwe. Our terms of reference took cognisance of the
flooding in some wards which included ward eight, six and that occurred downstream
of the Gariya Dam. The report also provide commentary on the flooding victims, and
the cumulative effects this had at various locations. The report to capture, analyse
and model relevant data to assist us to make a rage of findings and
recommendations.
The report was instigated as a commitment by the Zimbabwe Human Rights
Commission in line with its mandate of protecting, promoting and enforcing human
rights to those affected by flooding. The report has considered the actions of those
entities that share disaster management responsibilities in the context of this event
and has made recommendations designed to enhance the safety and well-being of
the affected communities in future.

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