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26 Feb 2015 description

26 February 2015, Malawi — A cholera outbreak is further jeopardizing the health of 230,000 people recently displaced by floods in Malawi. The majority of those affected are living in temporary camps where access to safe water and improved sanitation, both essential for the prevention of an epidemic, is an immediate challenge.

26 Feb 2015 description

Cholera Outbreak:

A total of 3,648 cholera cases have been registered in Mozambique in 11 Districts of 4 Provinces, with 38 deaths. On 13 Feb 2015 the first confirmed case of cholera was registered in Malawi, adjacent to Mozambique. To date 34 cases have been confirmed in Nsanje district (all outside displacement sites), with 2 deaths, whilst another 5 cases were confirmed in Mwanza district in Malawi. The first case of cholera in Zimbabwe has been reported with 1 case confirmed in Chiredzi district.This is reportedly the first case in Zimbabwe since 2013.

26 Feb 2015 description

By John Sparrow, IFRC

Manyowa village has been wiped from the map of southern Malawi. When the Ruo river, a Shire tributary, flooded, the farming community of 3,200 people disappeared beneath the waters, and no one intends to live there again.

Today the survivors, all but six people survived, are camped out on a rain-swept hillside. All that they had is gone. Their homes. Their crops. Their animals. Their possessions. They must start life all over again.

26 Feb 2015 description

Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency assistance to the Anglican Council of Malawi in response to widespread flooding that has destroyed crops and left tens of thousands homeless. Agency support is supplying food and fuel, and staff are providing technical assistance as needed.

25 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

· As of 24 February 2015, 39 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with two deaths. Out of the 39 cases, 5 cases were reported in Mwanza, a district which was not affected by floods, while the rest have been reported in Nsanje.

· UNICEF is a member of the national taskforce on Cholera that has been set up to plan and respond to the outbreak.

25 Feb 2015 description

Above-average rains were observed across saturated areas in Madagascar and northern Mozambique.

Dryness deepens across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and coastal Tanzania.

25 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • According to the Malawi Meteorological Service, heavy rains are expected across the country in the coming days, with risk of rising water levels in the Shire River and subsequent flooding along the Lower Shire areas.

  • As of 24 February 2015, 39 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with 02 deaths. Out of the 39 cases, 05 cases were reported in Mwanza, a district which was not affected by floods, while the rest have been reported in Nsanje.

24 Feb 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 February 2015

Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.

24 Feb 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi
As of 22 Feb, 24 cholera cases have been confirmed in Malawi, with 2 new cases since 19 Feb; the new cases were recorded at health centres, not displacement sites.

Mozambique
Heavy rains and floods have to date affected 177,645 people (37,090 households) in Mozambique. New heavy rains continue to add to the total affected.

24 Feb 2015 description
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Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.

24 Feb 2015 description
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Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.

24 Feb 2015 description
map MapAction

Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.

24 Feb 2015 description
map MapAction

Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.

24 Feb 2015 description
map MapAction

Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.

24 Feb 2015 description
map MapAction

Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.

24 Feb 2015 description
map MapAction

Map shows the location of all reported displacement sites and status.