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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.

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.

19 Feb 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi

Approximately 230,000 people remain displaced in temporary sites in the 15 flood-affected districts.
Cholera continues to be a serious concern, with 5 cases confirmed on 13 Feb, and 3 more suspected cases reported by UNICEF on 14 Feb. The Health Cluster has already mobilized capacity in the field and the situation is being closely monitored.

Mozambique

18 Feb 2015 description

(Johannesburg/New York, 18 February 2015): United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$10.2 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support thousands of families displaced by major floods in Malawi and Mozambique.

Extremely heavy rains and floods in January displaced 230,000 people in Malawi, and 50,000 people in Mozambique. Many have lost everything, including their homes.

06 Feb 2015 description

Madagascar

A new low pressure system has formed in the Mozambique Channel. It is currently forecasted to strengthen to a moderate to strong tropical storm over the next two days as it moves in a southerly direction, coming within 150 km of the south-west coast of Madagascar. It is not expected to make landfall, but could bring heavy rains. A main concern is the Fiherenena dyke protecting Toliara City, which was not fully repaired after it was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Haruna in 2013 (which killed 26 people and displaced 20,000).

05 Feb 2015 description

Mona Folkesson is in Malawi as a member of the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team. The team deployed in mid-January at the Government’s request in an effort to generate an accurate picture of the impact of the floods that have swept across the south of the country. Mona wrote this piece at the end of January. For up-to-date figures on the crisis, click here.

05 Feb 2015 description

Madagascar

Madagascar has been receiving double its average rainfall since early January. These rains, coupled with the impact of Tropical Storm Chedza, which crossed the country on 16 Jan, have to date killed 74 people and almost 20,000 people remain displaced in accommodation sites. Nearly US$2.6 million has been mobilized to respond to the most urgent needs, but gaps remain, particularly in shelter and protection.

02 Feb 2015 description

MALAWI:

Rains continue over Malawi. With response efforts already stretched to meet current humanitarian needs, the risk of further flooding raises a critical concern. The provision of shelter and NFIs remain inadequate in most displacement sites. More suitable temporary shelter sites are immediately required in some areas. Continued food assistance, including targeted supplementary feeding, is a key priority given the rise in malnutrition cases. Protection issues are also a concern.

MOZAMBIQUE:

30 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.

  • Following a Declaration of a State of Disaster on 13 January, the Government announced the launch of a Preliminary Response Plan budgeted at US$ 81 million. A resource mobilization strategy has been put in place, with briefings to the UN Member States in New York, Geneva and South Africa.

28 Jan 2015 description

Mozambique

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.

28 Jan 2015 description

MOZAMBIQUE:

Since the declaration of a red alert on 12 Jan, heavy rains and floods have affected 157,172 people (32,711 households) and the death toll currently stands at 120. The Prime Minister visited the hardest hit province of Zambézia this week.

26 Jan 2015 description

Highlights

  • Since early January 2015 the southern districts of Malawi have been experiencing above-normal rains, which have provoked massive floods along the Shire and Ruo rivers.

  • The President of the Republic of Malawi declared a State of Disaster on 13 January in 15 districts, with floods affected an estimate of 638,000 people countrywide, and 79 deaths. In Nsanje district only, 153 people are still missing.

22 Jan 2015 description

Malawi

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.