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15 Apr 2019 description

In mid-March Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on Mozambique, resulting in heavy rainfall and violent winds, tracking inland from Beira City and continuing through central provinces, threatening lives and livelihoods.

15 Apr 2019 description

Highlights

• To date, 1,435 humanitarians are registered to access Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Internet connectivity to enable them to do their work.

• The ETC has upgraded the capacity of the Internet connectivity in Beira to improve the speed and reliability of the service.

• The ETC continues to provide connectivity in the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) and 16x additional sites in Beira, as well as in Buzi, Grudja and Nhamatanda to support the increasing humanitarian response.

15 Apr 2019 description

One month after devastating Cyclone Idai, described as one of the worst weather-related disasters in Southern Africa, hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe - killing more than 1,000 people, with many more still missing and feared dead, and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless - the international community needs to do more to help those affected, Amnesty International said today.

15 Apr 2019 description

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 14 April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Almost one month on, 1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance following Cyclone Idai’s impact in Mozambique, according to UNICEF.

14 Apr 2019 description
report Save the Children

One month after Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc across Mozambique, affected children are showing signs of severe psychological stress, including bedwetting, nightmares and anxiety, Save the Children warned today. The agency is concerned the urgent and long-term needs of children continue to grow as international attention moves on from the humanitarian crisis.

14 Apr 2019 description

Ryan Twittey on coordinating the telecommunications response in the Cyclone Idai emergency

Suzanne Fenton

“You northern hemisphere guys get so excited about stars. At home we get this every night,” says Ryan Twittey, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) Coordinator for the Cyclone Idai response in Mozambique in his usual say-it-like-it-is way. For him, home is Australia, land of the outback and big blue skies.

14 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • There has been a significant reduction in the number of displaced people - with 73,296 people currently hosted in 70 accommodation centres; down from 142,327 people the week before.

  • A total of 4,979 cholera cases were recorded in Beira, Dondo, Buzi and Nhamatanda and the death toll has reached eight.

  • With UNICEF support, 814,293 people were vaccinated against cholera representing 99 per cent of the target population.

14 Apr 2019 description

Site Improvements

• Completed accessibility works in IFAPA with access ramp • In IFP temporary reloccation site, the area allocated for CFS and other services is now cleaned and prepared

• Camp Management and protection tents erected respectively • Construction materials for distribution shed and common kitchen delivered to the site. Works planned to start by tomorrow • 3 timber ramp accessibility points to the concrete playing space at Ifapa 2 constructed.

14 Apr 2019 description

Beira/Nairobi/Geneva, 14 April 2019 – One month after the worst disaster in Mozambique’s recent history, signs of recovery are beginning to emerge as people return home and as the deadly cholera outbreak appears to be starting to abate.

However, hundreds of thousands of people will need sustained support over the coming months if recovery is to take hold, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

Florent Del Pinto, Head of Emergency Operations for IFRC in Beira, said:

14 Apr 2019 description
report CARE

Beira/Harare/Lilongwe, April 14, 2019 – The effects of last month’s Cyclone Idai are threatening to bring a catastrophic hunger crisis compounded by the existing food insecurity across Southern Africa, CARE International experts warn.

One month since the destructive storm swept across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the humanitarian situation remains critical. Hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their livelihoods and require external assistance to survive.

14 Apr 2019 description
report Oxfam

Areas hit by Cyclone Idai are “like a war zone” says Oxfam. The destruction and suffering still not fully mapped. Despite initial appeals, international aid effort are still grossly underfunded, and aid agencies are already stretched and running out of resources.

One month on from devastating Cyclone Idai, Oxfam and its local partner organisations in Mozambique are still finding thousands of isolated people cut off from any aid or rescue.

14 Apr 2019 description

On 14 March, Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, bringing devastation to the port City of Beira and surrounding areas. The following days, the weather system swept through the central region, causing massive flooding and leaving entire communities submerged under 10 metres of water.

13 Apr 2019 description
report CARE

Beira/Harare/Lilongwe, April 13, 2019 – Women and girls affected by last month’s destructive Cyclone Idai storm are facing serious health risks due to shortages of menstrual hygiene support, CARE experts have revealed.

Cyclone Idai caused devastation across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last month, killing more than 1,000 people and leaving another 3 million in desperate need of help. The situation is particularly alarming in Mozambique where hundreds of thousands of people live in temporary shelters as their homes have been destroyed.