Appeals & Response Plans
- Mozambique: Cholera Outbreak - Mar 2019
- Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019
- Southern Africa: Drought - Nov 2018
- Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2017
- Southern Africa: Food Insecurity - 2015-2017
- Mozambique/Malawi: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Southern Africa: Floods - Jan 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hellen - Mar 2014
- Mozambique: Floods - Jan 2013
Headlines (most recent)
- Theirworld: How education and children's futures were battered by Cyclone Idai. 17 Apr 2019
- WHO: WHO rolls out 'disease detection in a box' in Mozambique. 16 Apr 2019
- WFP: World Food Programme reaches one million flood-affected people in Mozambique. 16 Apr 2019
- Save the Children: Cyclone Idai: Children talk of death and destruction while world looks away. 14 Apr 2019
- UNICEF: One month on from Cyclone Idai, 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact - UNICEF. 13 Apr 2019
Most read reports
- OCHA: Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 14 (as of 15 April 2019). 16 Apr 2019
- Theirworld: When disaster strikes: how education and children's futures were battered by Cyclone Idai. 17 Apr 2019
- WFP: World Food Programme reaches 1 million flood-affected people in Mozambique. 16 Apr 2019
- MSF: MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding. 17 Apr 2019
- IFRC: Infographic: Marking one month after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. 17 Apr 2019
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans were left without shelter, food or access to health services. Many people have been living in temporary settlements without access to safe water and sanitation, putting them at high risk of diseases like cholera, malaria and measles.
Under the leadership of the Ministry of Health, WHO is rolling out its early warning alert and response system (known as EWARS-in-a-Box) to rapidly detect priority epidemic-prone diseases and allow a quick response before they develop into large outbreaks.
Johannesburg, April 15, 2019: A Three-day Member States Experts meeting on the operationalization of an African Humanitarian Agency (AfHA) commenced in Johannesburg, South Africa, to review both the work of the Independent Experts and the study conducted by a consultant hired by the Department of Political Affairs.
The proposed AfHA was endorsed by the Assembly of African Union which also adopted the Common African Position in January 2016 which is aimed at achieving effective humanitarian action by 2025.
Beira – One month after Cyclone Idai made landfall through Mozambique and neighbouring countries, despite the concerted efforts of humanitarian organizations, many families remain in need, and without assistance they lack the resources to repair and rebuild their homes. Latest figures indicate that more than 1.8 million people are in need, and nearly 240,000 houses were affected, half of those partially destroyed, and the other half totally destroyed.
The objective of this document is to provide technical guidance to partners implementing sanitation emergency programs and interventions in settlements. This document has been prepared by the Sanitation Technical Working Group, under the WASH cluster Beira
BEIRA – One month on since Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique on March 14, the United Nations World Food Programme has reached one million people with food assistance and continues to expand its emergency response while launching recovery and reconstruction interventions.
‘’In the immediate aftermath of the cyclone, people were so very desperate.’’ said Lola Castro, WFP’s Regional Director for Southern Africa. ‘’Thanks to the hard work and resourcefulness of the many involved, the speed and scale of the response has transformed that desperation into hope.’’
- El Departamento de Protección Civil y Ayuda Humanitaria de la Comisión Europea (ECHO) y la Agencia Española de Cooperación internacional para el desarrollo (AECID) apoyan con fondos la intervención
- 13 delegados y delegadas de emergencias de Cruz Roja Española están desplegados en Mozambique
- Asegurar agua potable a las personas desplazadas, apoyar a la población para que pueda recuperar su alojamiento tras el desastre y prevenir enfermedades como el cólera son los principales objetivos
Con más de 1,8 millones de personas afectadas, más 140.000 …
This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates #1 through #15 and provides detailed information on the situation and response by sector. The next report will be issued as of 15 April 2019.
• One month since Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, flood waters have begun to recede, but the needs remain.
The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:
Humanitarian crises in South Sudan
Humanitarian crises in North East Nigeria
Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cholera outbreak in Kenya
Measles outbreak in Madagascar.
Heavy rain (more than 200mm in 24 hours) and strong winds up to 220KM/h caused large scale housing damage and destruction. Large areas of land remain flooded and inaccessible by road.
There are critical gaps for all shelter items in agency pipelines. Given extremely limited stocks, the Shelter Cluster has agreed to initially reduce existing country standards for response with the goal of providing improved assistance at a later date. Emergency shelter assistance is currently being counted as a minimum of 1x tarpaulin per HH or 1 tent per HH.
“This natural disaster once more shows the importance of building climate-resilient economies in the African continent.” –African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina
The water is receding in Beira – Mozambique’s fourth largest city – weeks after the deadly cyclone hit in March 2019, leaving behind scenes of desolation and grief-stricken survivors.
As the storm that was to become Cyclone Idai gathered force over the ocean east of Mozambique, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team in the port city of Beira began preparing for the worst. Medications were stacked high on the shelves so they would not be destroyed by flood waters, and sand bags were placed around supply containers to keep them safe and dry. These measures were taken in the pharmacy, warehouse, offices, and staff living quarters just in case.
The education Cluster is comprised of approximately 15 partners including, UN, INGOs, NGOs and government agencies currently operating mostly in 5 Districts of Sofala Province. The education Cluster ensures access to safe, equitable and quality education for children and youth affected by the disaster in Mozambique and works to stregthen the capacity of the education system and communities to deliver a timely, coordinated and evidence-based education response.