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18 Mar 2017 description

Large rainfall surpluses remain across broad areas of Southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since late December, enhanced seasonal rainfall has resulted in large moisture surpluses and several floods. The risk of additional flooding remains high throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, and southwestern Tanzania.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits, low soil moisture, and poor crop prospects across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

17 Mar 2017 description



AFFECTED AREAS Mosul district, Salahuddin governorate


FIGURES About 43,000 new displacements between January and 5 March


16 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 16, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, plastic sheets, portable jerry cans, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Zimbabwe in response to the damage caused by the recent flood and cyclone.

16 Mar 2017 description


  • There are 207,000 students affected and in need of emergency education services;

  • Reallocated 19 motor ambulances to reinforce emergency referral system at community level and 21 hospital tents were provided;

  • There is US$ 8.7 million funding gap to provide immediate assistance to people affected by the cyclone;

  • 27,000 ha of several crops were lost affecting 15,000 farmers;

  • The response provided to date in the Education sector is meeting less than 10% of the needs;

10 Mar 2017 description
report New Era

Loide Jason

Ongwediva-Some 23,581 learners from schools in Omusati Region are currently idling at home as a precautionary measure taken by 67 schools that have been flooded by the incessant heavy rains that have deluged the north of Namibia in recent weeks.

Apart from Omusati Region, schools in Ohangwena are also flooded with rainwater gushing into a number of classrooms.

Laban Shapange, the director of education in Omusati Region said the schools would re-open as soon as the floodwater has subsided.

09 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • By the end of January 2017, 1,123 children aged 0-59 months had been treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the 20 priority districts with high global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels of 5% and above.

09 Mar 2017 description

The Government of the Republic of Mozambique and the African Water Facility (AWF) has entered into a grant agreement for a feasibility study on Urban Sanitation, Drainage and Solid Waste Management in Chimoio and Inhambane. The grant agreement was signed on January 27, 2017 by the Minister of Economy and Finance Adriano Afonso Maleiane and the Country Manager for the African Development Bank Joseph M. Ribeiro. The project was launched in workshops in Maputo on March 8, in Chimoio on March 9 and another one will be held in Inhambane on March 14.

09 Mar 2017 description

Situational Indicators

1,985 Homeless people
45 Districts Affected
USD14.5M Funding Raised
2,579 Homesteads damaged
246 Fatalities
72 Dams Breached

Situation Update

09 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In January, a total of 1,158,442 children were screened for malnutrition through an active case finding campaign, supported by UNICEF. Of which, 24,194 (21,685 Moderate Acute Malnutrition and 2,507 Severe Acute Malnutrition) were referred for further management. In comparison, a total of 1,072,300 children were screened in December 2016.

08 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

Tonderayi Mukeredzi
IRIN contributor in Zimbabwe


Chengetai Zonke lost much of her maize crop to drought last year. When it came to planting again, she decided to reduce her stake in what has become a recurrent climate change gamble.

08 Mar 2017 description
report Voice of America

TSHOLOTSHO, ZIMBABWE — From kitchen items to livestock and even her house, Assa Mkwananzi says she has "lost it all" to floods that have hit southern Zimbabwe.

"We lost all our blankets, pots and cooking utensils, our goats and chickens as well because of the heavy rains," Mkwananzi told The Associated Press in the southern district of Tsholotsho, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Bulawayo.

08 Mar 2017 description


  • Forecasts point to production recovery in 2017, but army worm outbreak and heavy rains likely to restrain bigger gains

  • Maize imports rise in 2016/17 to boost domestic supplies following sharp production decrease in 2016

  • Estimated 4.1 million people food insecure, but conditions expected to improve with 2017 harvest beginning in April

Maize production in 2017 forecast to recover from 2016’s drought-reduced output

07 Mar 2017 description

Harare, 07 March 2017 – As a result of heavy flooding induced by Cyclone Dineo, to date 251 people have been reported dead, over 2000 people displaced, livelihoods disrupted, and infrastructure including roads, bridges, schools, and water sources sustained heavy damages, mainly across the southern parts of Zimbabwe.

In response, the Government of Zimbabwe has declared national disaster and set up a Cabinet Committee on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Management chaired by the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing.

06 Mar 2017 description

“Investing in a response now is an investment for the future”

(MAPUTO, 2 March 2017) - Aid agencies are calling on the international community to assist communities affected by Cyclone Dineo following yesterday’s launch of an appeal by the United Nations.

The agencies work together as the COSACA, a consortium of humanitarian NGOs composed by Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE supporting the Government of Mozambique. The appeal for USD10.2 million will support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance for the next three months.

03 Mar 2017 description

Flood Update

Record rainfall, to which Tropical Cyclone Dineo recently contributed, has led to floods across Zimbabwe. Almost 2,000 people have been left homeless, with assessment continuing and some areas remaining inaccessible. Significant infrastructure damage has also been reported.

03 Mar 2017 description

Floods have swept through villages, destroying roads, crops and livestock

HARARE, March 3 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has appealed for international help for victims of floods that have left 246 people dead and displaced hundreds since December when torrential rains started pounding a country emerging from severe drought.

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