Southern Africa: Weekly Report (22 to 29 April 2014)
Floods are being reported in the northern district of Karonga. Assessments are still ongoing, but preliminary information indicates that around 2,200 households have been affected, with 600 houses destroyed. A red locust outbreak has been sighted over parts of Lake Chilwa in southern Malawi, which may impact food security. A joint response is ongoing.
The emergency response phase to the impact of tropical cyclone Hellen has now been completed. The response to medium term impacts, specifically in the agriculture sector, should start soon.
Displaced people are still in a camp, due to land subsidence following Cyclone Hellen and an earlier earthquake. The majority of displaced people are expected to return to their original village on 2 May 2014. Only 50 families will be hosted by relatives while government and development partners are planning for long term solutions.
The number of cholera cases reported in Khomas Region (within which Windhoek falls) remains at 70, with 02 deaths. No new cases have been reported since 23 April 2014, and the last cholera patient was discharged on 26 April 2014.
Water levels are returning to normal after several regions were affected by floods in the past few weeks. These floods killed 28 people: 25 in the capital Dar es Salaam, and 3 in the district of Kyela in Mbeya Region.
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