Southern Africa: Weekly Report (1 to 7 April 2014)
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen reportedly affected around 8,800 people to date, according to ongoing assessments by the General Directorate of Civil Protection (DGSC) and the Red Crescent. Government is leading the response with the assistance of UN Agencies and the Red Crescent.
Moderate Tropical Cyclone Hellen resulted in 3 deaths and 9 people are still missing after their boat capsized off the coast of Soalala, according to the latest information from disaster management authorities. In total 2,141people were affected, 1,736 left homeless and 437 homes destroyed.
Damage to roads and public buildings was also reported.
Heavy and above-average rains over the past few weeks have resulted in flooding across the Omusati region along the Angola-Namibian border. The inundation has led to the closure of several schools in the area.
According to the UN RC's Office, the heavy rains brought on by the system that eventually became Tropical Cyclone Hellen affected an estimated 1,929 households (9,645 people) in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
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