To ensure a holistic approach to the resilience building of the affected communities, several agencies provide cross-cutting technical implementation support to the project.
An estimated 60,000 people were displaced in the aftermath of the cyclone. IOM is assisting in the identification and support of internally displaced people (IDPs) and their integration back into the community. This information is used by implementing agencies to target IDPs in their programming.
UNFPA provides technical support to build resilient systems to avert and respond to Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Sexual Exploitation and Assault (SEA) and child protection. GBV services were either compromised by cyclone damage or access to them was entirely cut off. Through community-based GBV surveillance and referrals, UNFPA is providing multi-sectoral GBV response services such as mobile one stop clinics where survivors of GBV can access psychological and legal support; and transportation to a safe house where necessary.
UNOPS is building back better through rehabilitation and construction of resilient and climate-proof community infrastructure including irrigation schemes, access roads, education and health facilities.
Through ZIRP, UNESCO is providing comprehensive resilience building in the Chimanimani and Chipinge Districts with an objective to reduce the vulnerability of the target communities to natural disasters, such as floods, droughts and landslides. This intervention also seeks to enhance water resource management as well as ecosystem services in response to the uncertainty of future climate change.