A total of US$825 million is requested for the first half of 2017 to reach 5.5 million people with life-saving assistance and livelihood support, so as to prevent the worst-case scenario.
Tropical Cyclone Dineo made landfall in southern Mozambique on 15 February 2017. Urban flooding in villages and cities may affect more than 200,000 people over the next seven days.
Humanitarian agencies are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the military campaign. Emergency sites are being constructed and stocks of life-saving supplies are being pre-positioned.
In several ways the situation is worse than in 2010-11 because this is the third consecutive year of drought and multiple years of diminished food production have exhausted people’s capacity to cope with another shock.