Mozambique: Flooding - Office of the Resident Coordinator, Situation Report No. 2 (as of 24 January 2013)

Report
from UN Country Team in Mozambique
Published on 24 Jan 2013

Highlights

  • On 22 January 2013, an institutional red alert was declared by the Disaster Management Coordination Council (CCGC) in an extraordinary meeting.

  • The same day, flooding in Chokwe and Guija districts in Gaza Province left 5 people dead and an estimated 30,000 people in need of evacuation. The flooding is caused by high water outflow from South Africa and Zimbabwe.

  • The evacuation in both Chokwe and Guija is ongoing, and more than 10,000 people at risk have already been moved to 4 temporary shelters in the surrounding highlands.

  • Affected people continue to receive food and non-food items at the nine temporary shelters set up around Maputo city.