Disaster Preparedness and Responses

The programme goal is to make sure that communities are empowered and their capacities strengthened to respond, predict, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters with major focus on Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Disaster Management Programme

Programme Update

Goal of Disaster Management Programme


The Red Cross movement is born out of a desire to save lives and provide relief services in both peace and disater times. The Disaster Management and Preparedness programme is thus a critical arm of the National Society and has done a lot to advance the ideals of the Red Cross Movement. As has been the case in all corners of the world in challenging situations; the Zimbabwe chapter of the global Red Cross movement has done a lot to alleviate human suffering through interventions during the 2014 and 2015 floods disasters that affected and displaced many families, the 2008 Cholera outbreak, the recurrent Muzarabani floods, the Zambezi River Basin Initiative, the food shortages experienced in Zimbabwe and other preceding years, other minor cholera and deadly disease scares as well as educating the community on how to come up with Community Based solutions to disasters and challenges.

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