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23 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floods triggered by Tropical Cyclone Dineo impact vulnerable populations in Mozambique, Zimbabwe

  • FAO convenes regional meeting on armyworm infestations

  • USAID partners continue to respond to drought-related humanitarian needs throughout Southern Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

22 Feb 2017 description

Key points:

Maize meal and rice remained very expensive in Tete province in January

Maize grain is available in all markets except in Gaza

Prices for rice and cooking oil are well above the provincial averages in Xai-Xai (Gaza) and Chibabava (Sofala)

Food Security Outlook

22 Feb 2017 description

Food Assistance in Numbers

  • Over the three month peak of the crisis (January—March), WFP’s aims to reach more than 13 million people with food assistance in Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • In January, food assistance reached 10.6 million people in the seven countries.

Highlights

21 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Southern and central areas continued to receive well above average rains in January

  • Poor rainfall was received in western and north-eastern SADC and Madagascar

  • The Fall Armyworm has been confirmed in 7 countries in the region. The severity of the impact on regional crop production is yet to be established

  • Tropical cyclones Carlos and Dineo affected the region in early to mid-February. The impacts of Cyclone Dineo are severe, particularly in southern Mozambique

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In Inhambane province, 70 health units were affected and 1,687 classrooms partially destroyed affecting 160,000 students;

  • 949 people were hosted in three transit centers during the cyclone in Maxixe city, Inhambane province;

  • One death was reported in Gaza province precisely in Chibuto district;

  • Approximately 29,173 ha of several crops were lost in Inhambane province;

  • The Government have enough food stock (cereals and pulses) for immediate response but need oil, salt and sugar;

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Good performance of the current growing season (October 2016 - April 2017) is badly needed for Southern Africa after two consecutive El Nino induced droughts that led to unprecedented levels of food insecurity.

• The growing season is now well established with favourable growing condition observed in most of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and NE South Africa. However, excessive rains have led to instances of localized flooding and higher incidence of pests and diseases.

19 Feb 2017 description

The Mozambique Red Cross is gearing up to provide emergency assistance to thousands of people displaced from their homes this week by Tropical Cyclone Dineo, amid reports of extensive damage to homes, hospitals, schools and other infrastructure in southern districts.

19 Feb 2017 description

Map-1: On Feb. 17, NASA's Terra satellite provided this visible image that showed the center of the low pressure area over Zimbabwe and clouds extended over found Dineo's clouds stretched over southern Mozambique, Swaziland, eastern Botswana and northeastern South Africa.
Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The tropical cyclone DINEO has weakened to depression stage being now denominated EX-DINEO;

  • The cities and villages of Zavala, Inharrime, Jangamo,
    Maxixe, Homoine, Morrumbene, Massinga and Funhalouro are without electricity;

  • Provincial government of Inhambane estimates that about 653,000 people have been affected overall;

  • In Inhambane, the death toll reported so far is 7 in four in 3 districts and Inhambane city;

17 Feb 2017 description

SITUATION

• Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel as a Tropical Cyclone. On 15 February afternoon UTC, it made landfall near the city of Massinga (Inhambane province), as a Tropical Cyclone with approx. maximum sustained wind speed of 130 km/h. On 16 February at 00.00 UTC, it continued through the provinces of Inhambane.

16 Feb 2017 description

The storm has brought heavy rain and winds, raising the risk of flooding and crop damage in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Tropical storm Dineo has killed seven people in Mozambique since it hit the eastern coast on Wednesday, the government's disaster centre said on Thursday.

The storm, has brought heavy rain and winds of up to 160 km an hour (100 mph), raising the risk of flooding and crop damage in the impoverished southern African country.