World Bulletin / News Desk
Extreme weather has caused 246 deaths from lightning strikes, drownings and landslides. More than 100 people have been injured.
Mid-February’s Tropical Storm Dineo worsened the impact of heavy rains.
Monday’s appeal for outside help followed a March 2 declaration of a State of Flood Disaster by President Robert Mugabe's government.
“Based on the needy sectors, the government of Zimbabwe requires a total of $188,705,294.00 for providing humanitarian assistance in the short to medium [term], also taking into account sustainable measures which will assist in the early recovery of affected communities,” the government statement read.
Almost 2,000 people have been left homeless and approximately almost 2600 homesteads were damaged.
Extensive damage was also caused to infrastructure such as roads, bridges, schools, health institutions and dams.
The cash-stricken government -- which has been accused of following misplaced priorities -- said it wanted "both domestic and international communities to come to the aid of Zimbabwe”.
As well as talks with senior Saudi officials in Riyadh including King Salman, Tillerson attended a landmark meeting between Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at upgrading strategic ties between the Arab neighbours.
US State Department spokeswoman made a statement on Friday, calling on both KRG and Iraqi government to cease violence
About 200 refugees moved to camps in capital Athens due to poor conditions
Rajoy has taken Spain into uncharted legal waters by moving to wrest back powers from the semi-autonomous region, which could see Madrid take control of the Catalan police force and replace its public media chiefs.
Northern regions of Lombardy, Veneto hold non-binding referendum
The country's election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal election.
In an interview with the Rome daily Il Messaggero, the Italian politician said Europe must "of course fear" the proliferation of small nations.
Tillerson is in Riyadh as part of regional tour that will take him to Qatar
A spokeswoman for the UN's public health agency, Fadela Chaib, told AFP that an announcement on the Mugabe fracas would be made "in the coming hours".
Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luiebi also says oil production of Basra and southern fields have increased
US will soon transition into a new phase in Syria, says US President Donald Trump
New offensive, reportedly to launch Saturday, aims to drive fighters from their strongholds
In big win for Nigeria’s anti-corruption campaign, official sentenced over abuse of office totaling $4.4M