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13 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 13 April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Over 1 million people had received food assistance as of 12 April and distribution of seeds for the winter harvest was underway in Sofala province.

13 Apr 2019 description

Thousands of people received the oral cholera vaccine today as part of a six-day emergency vaccination campaign run by the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to help prevent spread of cholera.

At the 7 de Abril Primary School in Inhamayabwe village, near the town of Dondo, excited school children gather in their classrooms, pushing one another to the front of the crowded room where each child receives their dose.

13 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children need urgent access to health, nutrition and water services to prevent malnutrition and disease outbreaks

Cholera cases approach 5,000

Photos and Broll available here: https://uni.cf/2WtSxed

13 Apr 2019 description

Brecht De Vleeschauwer

'Now, we will have to rely on aid.’

Among the casualties of Cyclone Idai are the livelihoods of people such as Ernesto Ameral, a 26-year-old farmer in the small Mozambican town of Dombe, near the Mussapa River and not far from Zimbabwe.

Read more on The New Humanitarian

12 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Health agencies reach more than 803,000 people Mozambique in cholera vaccination campaign

  • USAID completes transport of commodities and DoD transitions air operations to humanitarian agencies

  • Tropical Cyclone Idai-related death toll in Zimbabwe increases to 344

  • USAID provides more than $3.5 million in additional funding for flood-affected populations in Malawi

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 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 12 April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

Interventions are concentrated in Beira city and are evolved around relocation sites/accommodation centers. Non-specialized psychosocial support is the most common service delivery in site setting.

Information gap remains on the provision of specialized health service (clinic management of rape etc.) by humanitarian partners and emergency medical teams.

NFI (dignity kits) distribution has been the main intervention for risk mitigation and has the widest coverage across all the most affected districts.

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

12 Apr 2019 description
  • The report by the Director-General World Health Organization on the eradication of poliomyelitis is online, ahead of the 72ndWorld Health Assembly scheduled for May 2019. The report summarizes the remaining challenges to a polio-free world and presents the main elements of the new GPEI Polio Endgame Strategy 2019-2023.

12 Apr 2019 description
report CARE

BEIRA/HARARE/LILONGWE (April 12, 2019) — The effects of last month’s Cyclone Idai are threatening to create a catastrophic hunger crisis compounded by the existing food insecurity across southern Africa, CARE experts warn.

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

12 Apr 2019 description

Responding to Cyclone Idai, Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (BTCF) has mobilized over 395 local volunteers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe to implement emergency response operations.

As of April 11th, 3,300 cyclone-affected persons in Dombe and Dondo, Mozambique, have received food aid, and an estimated 5,000 affected persons have received livelihood assistance in the form of non-food household items, including water purification tablets, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, etc.

12 Apr 2019 description

On the night of March 14, Cyclone Idai struck the coast of Southeast Africa, causing catastrophic flooding and leaving hundreds of thousands cut off from health care and other essential services. Across Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, rivers broke their banks, homes collapsed, and high winds and waters resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the displacement of thousands more.