Zimbabwe: Cyclone Idai, large number of citizens lost documentation – ZHRC

Published: 9/Oct/2019
Source: NewZimbabwe.com

LARGE numbers of citizens were left without any form of identification after tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged eastern parts of Manicaland province early this year, an investigation conducted by the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has revealed.

The cyclone, which brought heavy wind and rains, hit the eastern parts of the country, where it flattened homes and flooded communities in Chimanimani and Chipinge districts leaving a trail of destruction and massive death.

According to investigations and findings released by Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC), many citizens in Chimanimani and Chipinge lost identification particulars and older people were the most affected as they were just issued metal identity cards soon after independence but government did not have proper records.

Read further: https://www.newzimbabwe.com/cyclone-idai-large-number-of-citizens-lost-documentation-zhrc/

Themes: Identity Documents, Birth Registration, ID Documents and Passports
Regions: Zimbabwe
Year: 2019