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
El objetivo es incrementar el conocimiento de zonas donde viven poblaciones que requieren ayuda y mejorar la respuesta humanitaria
Madrid, 11 de abril de 2019.- Más de 500 activistas convocados por Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF), el Departamento de Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio de la Universidad de Zaragoza y Missing Maps han cartografiado zonas remotas en las que intervienen los equipos de MSF en Malí, Nigeria, República Democrática del Congo (RDC) y áreas damnificadas por el ciclón Idai en Mozambique.
On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai pummelled through south-eastern Africa to become one of the deadliest storms recorded to hit Southern Hemisphere. The cyclone caused catastrophic flooding, landslides and large number of casualties across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
El segundo turno del START ya está de camino para sustituir al equipo inicial y garantizar que la labor del Equipo Técnico Español de Ayuda y Respuesta a Emergencias (START) de la Cooperación Española siga atendiendo a la población afectada por el Ciclón Idai
Hasta hoy, el hospital ha atendido a un total de 1011 personas desde su apertura el pasado 2 de abril en los aledaños del Centro de Salud de la localidad de Dondo
The situation in Mozambique is evolving rapidly, The information included in this sitrep below reflects the current understanding of the different groups as of 4 April 2019.
An active Social Protection Working group and a national CWG in exist in Maputo and a sub-national group in Beira has been set up since the start of the emergency. There is a strong desire by all actors to build links to planned emergency cash or voucher programming, and initial meetings between the Maputo CWG and SP working group have taken place.
Six accommodations centres are opened in Guara-Guara, of which five were referred to as Transit Centres and the sixth as accommodation centre. As opposed to Guara-Guara only hit by the cyclone, the Buzi village was affected both by Cyclone as well as flash floods. The government plan is to move the displaced population from Buzi and those living in lower lands to a relocation/integration site where the demarcation is presently taking place.
88 asylum seekers arrived during the month of February of which 85% were from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
U.S Department of Immigration and four RSC (Resettlement Support Centre)-Africa case workers held a two week long Circuit Ride in Chipinge
Between 19 – 20 February 2019, UNHCR conducted a verification exercise. 137 individuals (62M: 75F) were verified.
20,129 persons of concern
Food distributions reach people in three countries through Islamic Relief’s response to devastating tropical storm Cyclone Idai.
More than 1.85 million people in Mozambique have been affected by Cyclone Idai, which last month made landfall in the country before sweeping into Malawi and Zimbabwe.
The Finnish Red Cross’s and the Canadian Red Cross’s joint cholera treatment unit admitted its first patients on Thursday. The unit is part of a field hospital that will operate in connection with the local Hospital Rural De Nhamatanda.
Farmers in areas left devastated by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have started to receive much-needed agricultural inputs thanks to a joint effort by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Mozambique’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security to assist hard-hit rural families to get a head-start on the impending secondary growing season.
Cyclones, floods, and disease outbreaks continue to plague the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. At the start of 2019, almost 11 million people in the region face food shortages. In addition to providing life-saving aid when disasters hit, and helping those affected recover in the aftermath, the EU also focuses on preparing communities and institutions, to reduce the impact of disasters and implementing early warning systems and early action.
What are the needs?
By 31 January 2019, 38,297 refugees and asylum-seekers were resident in Dzaleka Refugee Camp. 419 new arrivals and new born babies were registered in February 2019.
Mwanza Field Unit was officially closed on 31 December 2018 following the voluntary repatriation of 2,603 asylum seekers from Luwani Refugee Camp to Mozambique.
In 2018 a total of 1,069 refugees were resettled to Canada, Australia, Finland, Sweden and USA. 1,250 are expected to be resettled in 2019.
Beira – Hundreds of displaced Mozambicans affected by Cyclone Idai voluntarily moved to a new temporary displacement site in Beira this week with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration or were provided with shelter kits that allowed them to return home.
The ETC together with the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network conducted a technical assessment at Radio Nhamatanda and a focus group discussion to determine the information needs of the affected community.
• Critical Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) equipment, including satellite terminals, was finally released from customs and arrived on the ground in Beira.
• To date, 1,312 humanitarians are registered to access ETC Internet connectivity to enable them to do their work.
Kerrigan McCarthy Head of the Outbreak Response Unit, National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Lucille Blumberg Deputy Director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and a member of the joint staff, University of the Witwatersrand
Main conclusions and options for response
WASHINGTON, April 11th, 2019 – World Bank Governors representing Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, international partners including the World Bank, the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), convened today in a high-level round table on recovery and resilience in the three southern African countries affected by Cyclone Idai.
The SUN Business Network Mozambique (SBNMoz) gathered around 200 participants, including national businesses, government representatives, civil society and academia, at its 3rd annual conference, To discuss the challenges of improving nutrition in Mozambique. The theme of this years’ conference was “Food Systems as a Means of Promoting Nutrition in Mozambique”.
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 11 April 2019.
• On 10 April, 391 new cholera cases were reported, bringing the total reported cases to 4,373, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) experienced the most devastating impacts of a Level 4 Tropical Cyclone IDAI, leading to three affected Member States; Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe declaring states of emergency1. The flooding caused immediate and extensive damage leading to hundreds of lives lost, destruction of infrastructure, disruption of basic services and livelihoods as well as the destruction of croplands and crops.