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20 Apr 2015 description

Regional Overview

South Africa

With relative calm largely restored following last week's xenophobic violence that displaced thousands, many foreign nationals are being assisted in returning to their countries of origin, while Government considers ways of reintegrating those that wish to remain.

Malawi

17 Apr 2015 description

Cholera situation

In Malawi, 96 new cholera cases were reported this week – the highest number since the outbreak began 9 weeks ago, with 3 new deaths. The outbreak continues to spread to new areas. According to WHO, the epi-curve is indicative of the presence of a common source of infection to which people are exposed to continuously or intermittently. The response is ongoing, with more than 850 health workers trained in cholera case management, and 129,000 people vaccinated in the first round of a two-round campaign.

08 Apr 2015 description

Regional

Since late December, below-average and poorly distributed rainfall has led to abnormal dryness across a broad portion of Southern Africa, which will likely lead to reduced crop production.

Malawi

There are still about 162,000 people in temporary shelter sites in the six districts of Nsanje, Phalombe, Chkwawa, Zomba, Blantyre and Mulanje. Following recent rains over parts of Thyolo, Mulanje and Blantyre, the East Bank is once again inaccessible by road.

Mozambique

02 Apr 2015 description

Cholera Situation

In Zimbabwe, no new cases have been reported since 25 March. The total number of confirmed cases remains at 15 with no deaths since the first confirmed case in late February 2015.

In Malawi, 79 new cholera cases were reported over the past week, which is higher than any week since cholera spread from Mozambique to Malawi in mid-February, and almost equal to the two previous weeks combined (81 new cases). However, no new deaths have been reported.

30 Mar 2015 description

Cholera Situation

In Mozambique, 437 new cholera cases were reported since 19 March, which is a significant decrease from 843 new cases the previous week. All provinces registered a decrease in new cases between 22 and 25 March. The response is ongoing.

30 Mar 2015 description

Regional Overview

Regional

In Mozambique, 437 new cholera cases were reported since 19 March, which is a significant decrease from 843 new cases the previous week. All provinces registered a decrease in new cases between 22 and 25 March. The response is ongoing. In Malawi, 24 new cholera cases were reported over the week, which is a significant decrease from the previous week which saw 57 new cases. However, 1 new cholera death was reported in Nsanje District, and a new district (Ntcheau) affected, where 1 case was confirmed.

27 Mar 2015 description

Cholera Situation:

In Mozambique, 437 new cholera cases were reported since 19 March, which is a significant decrease from 843 new cases the previous week. All provinces registered a decrease in new cases between 22 and 25 March. The response is ongoing.

23 Mar 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi
According to a recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) assessment, an estimated 615,837 people will need assistance for 2 to 5 months from March 2015 onwards, requiring an equivalent of 23,750 tons of maize.

The main air operations of the Logistics Cluster for the flood response will cease today, 23 March. Roads to previously isolated areas are re-opening.

16 Mar 2015 description

Overview

Mozambique has been experiencing a cholera outbreak since 25 Dec 2014. On 13 Feb 2015 the first case of cholera was registered in the neighbouring country of Malawi, where all cases have been linked to the cholera outbreak in Mozambique. In late Feb 2015 cholera cases were also confirmed in Zimbabwe. In Mozambique, Tete Province is the most affected, however there is a decreasing trend in the number of new cholera cases in Tete Province and in Mozambique.

11 Mar 2015 description

After heavy rains and floods hit southern Malawi in January 2015, an immediate US$7 million allocation from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped UN agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provide urgent assistance for thousands of Malawian families.

More than 1.1 million people were affected in the country and some 230,000 people were displaced. Families fled with what little they could carry, some found shelter in makeshift structures, schools, churches and other public buildings while thousands were forced to sleep out in the open.

09 Mar 2015 description

Regional Overview

Regional

Dry conditions continue over central and north-western parts of the region, including Namibia and South Africa. This will impact on food security.

Madagascar

Continued heavy rains have increased the number of people displaced to about 39,000. Due to drought conditions across the south, an estimated 200,000 people are in need of immediate food assistance for three months.

Mozambique

06 Mar 2015 description

Cholera Situation:

Since the first outbreak in late Dec 2014, Mozambique has recorded 5,118 cholera cases with 43 deaths. The situation in Tete Province is the most severe.

Malawi has to date registered 60 cases with 2 deaths since its first confirmed case on 13 Feb 2015. All are related to the outbreak in Tete Province, Mozambique.

In Zimbabwe,11 cases of cholera have been confirmed since late Feb 2015, with 6 cases in Mudzi district, bordering Mozambique.

03 Mar 2015 description

Regional Overview

Malawi

As of 24 Feb 2015, a total of 39 cholera cases have been confirmed, 34 cases in Nsanje district with 2 deaths and 5 cases in Mwanza district. All cases have been in health facilities, not in displacement sites, and have been linked to the cholera outbreak in Tete Province in Mozambique. The Health Cluster is continuing to strengthen preparedness and response capacity.

Mozambique

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.