On, January 23rd, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods worth 15 million yen (Tents, Plastic sheets, etc.) to the Republic of Mozambique, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in response to the request from the Government of the Republic of Mozambique following serious damage from flooding.
Suppressed seasonal rains over southeastern Africa expected to provide relief to saturated ground conditions.
Mid-seasonal dry spells experienced throughout several parts of Angola, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 28 January 2015 — UNFPA and its partners are working to provide humanitarian relief to more than 270,000 people who are in urgent need of assistance following widespread flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Thousands have been affected in wide swathes of the three countries and many remain cut off from critical services due to weeks of heavy rainfall. Hundreds of people have died and many more are missing, while tens of thousands have been forced from their homes and have taken shelter in camps.
Funding proposals for flood response being finalized
Since the declaration of a red alert on 12 January, heavy rains and floods have affected 157,172 people (32,711 households) in Mozambique and the death toll currently stands at 120. The Prime Minister visited the hardest hit province of Zambézia this week, where 96 people have died and over 38,200 ha of crops were lost due to the storms and floods.
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Last year, APOPO supported the National Demining Institute of Mozambique (IND) at contaminated sites at Maputo, Manica, Tete and Sofala and released more than 2.3 million square meters of land back to communities, thereby safely destroying 10,278 landmines and 61 UXO's. This has changed the lives of thousands of innocent men, women and children living under the shadow of these insidious weapons.
Maputo, Mozambique | AFP | Monday 1/26/2015 - 18:12 GMT |
The death toll from flooding in parts of Mozambique has risen to 117, with more than 157,000 people affected, official figures showed Monday.
The deaths in the centre and north of the southern African nation were caused by "drowning, lightning strikes, or construction collapses caused by the floods," Rita Almeida of the Mozambican relief agency INGC told AFP.
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On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared the institutional red alert for Mozambique after intense rains fell over the country, affecting thousands of people, disrupting roads and damaging infrastructure.
Across Mozambique, flooding has killed dozens of people, disrupted the lives of 90,000 others, destroyed 10,000 houses and brought down bridges and power supplies in Zambezia Province, according to Tearfund.
Over the weekend (from 24 January onwards), the Anglican Diocese of Niassa, one of Tearfund partners in Mozambique, will send response teams to some of the worse affected areas: Milange, Morrumbala and Mocuba districts in Zambezia province, and Mecanheles district in Niassa province.
Flooding remains likely in southeastern Africa during the next week
Africa Weather Hazards
Although average rains fell over the Greater Horn of Africa in late November and early December, the delayed onset of the October-December rainy season, combined with an erratic distribution of rains, has resulted in poor ground conditions in northern Kenya and southern Somalia.
• The number of deaths in Malawi continues rising, as of 21 January, due to one of the most devastating floods in the country in the last 30 years. Many areas are still isolated and search and rescue operations are on-going.
Southern Malawi has been especially affected, with extensive damaged to houses and infrastructure reported.
This map presents the estimated total rainfall accumulation for Tanzania, Malawi and northern Mozambique covering the period from 19 to 22 January 2015. This total estimate was derived from the Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM) precipitation dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 0.25 degrees for this region. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and is not a substitute for ground station measurements.
The Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared an institutional red alert on 12 January for the Central and Northern parts of the country after heavy rains resulted in severe flooding. Around 144,330 people (32,285 families) have been affected, and an estimated 11,000 houses were destroyed. Zambézia province remains the worst hit, with 119,564 people (24,278 families) affected, of which 50,481 people (11,662 families) are hosted across 49 accommodation centers.
Many areas remain isolated as rains continue to hamper search and rescue efforts, as well as the ability of responders to provide essential services such as food and clean water. Still, the Government of Malawi and humanitarian partners are moving as fast as possible to help those in need.
This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population is compared to last year and the recent five-year average. Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.
This map illustrates satellite-detected flood waters in the Caia, Chemba, Mopeia and Mutarara and Morrumbala Districts of Mozambique and southern Malawi along the Chire River as detected by Radarsat-2 imagery acquired 21 January 2015. Between 11 December 2014 and 21 January 2015 flood waters affected roughly 55000 hectares of lands in the five listed districts. About 31 villages are located within the flooded zone and according to the World Population database around 55,000 people are located within these potentially affected areas.