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Red Cross Seeking $200,000 to Help Zimbabwe Flood Victims

At least 4,000 people have been affected by floods in Zimbabwe following heavy rains.

The International Red Cross says it is seeking $200,000 in relief aid to help Zimbabweans who have been affected by floods.

Red Cross spokesperson Takemore Mazuruse says they hope to raise the money in order to help at least 4,000 people affected by the ravaging floods in Manicaland, Mashonaland region and other parts of the country.

Mazuruse said they have started distrIbuting relief aid in some of the affected areas.

"Much of the aid we are giving is actually covering tarpolins, blankets, aqua tablets and soap."

Some areas of Tsholotsho, hit by floods last year, have once again been affected by heavy rains which have destroyed their hamlets, granaries, schools, and other structures.

Reports say hundreds of cattle, goats, sheep and other domestic animals have also been affected by floods, raising fears that this will affect the national livestock herd.