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
- IFRC: Infographic: Marking one month after Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. 17 Apr 2019
- MSF: MSF emergency response to Cyclone Idai and flooding. 17 Apr 2019
Situation map showing areas of high impact, assessment locations, access and food drops to date. As at 9 April 2019.
Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique, on the night of 14 March 2019. From 2 — 7 April 2019 IOM, in close coordination with the Government of Mozambique agency Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades, conducted multi-sectoral location assessments in 41 displacement sites in Cidade da Beira, Dondo, and Nhamatanda districts .
160,927 persons Displaced across 164 evacuation sites as reported by INGC
50,804 persons Reported across 43 out of 164 evacuation sites by IOM-DTM
50,536 persons Provided with shelter assistance in Beira and affected areas (9,886HHs)
RECEIVED: $4.6M REQUESTED: 36.4 M
ASSISTED: 50,536 TARGETED: 600,000
The death toll in Mozambique from the natural disaster was set on 7 April at 602 individuals. Some 389 new cholera cases were recorded bringing the total number of registered cases to 3 161, according to the Ministry of Health. Beira recorded the majority of the new cases (246), followed by Nhamatanda (75), Buzi (42) and Dondo (26).
The Logistics Cluster in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
It began in early March. A severe weather system formed off the eastern coast of Malawi and Mozambique, bringing heavy rains and strong winds, before tracking back to the Mozambique channel. Here, it intensified into Category 3 Cyclone Idai, making landfall in Beira, Mozambique on 14 March.
Three weeks on, and the extent of the damage is becoming clearer.
Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14th to 15th March 2019 along the coast of Dondo district (nearby the city of Beira) in the Province of Sofala, in central Mozambique.. The cyclone had heavy impacts on the city of Dondo as reported in the Initial Rapid Assessment Report, published on 25 March. The focus of this assessment was on relatively inaccessible coastal areas which had received minimal response and had not yet been properly assessed.
Prior to 1994, Category 5 storm events were entirely unknown in this region, but warming oceans may be changing that.
By Andrew Schroeder
In the days immediately following Cyclone Idai’s landfall outside Beira, Mozambique, news headlines around the world declared it “the worst disaster to hit the southern hemisphere,” and “Africa’s Hurricane Katrina.” They weren’t being overly alarmist.
USAID Counselor travels to Mozambique to observe USG-funded response activities
Health agencies continue to vaccinate populations against cholera
IOM launches $7.2 million appeal to provide assistance to 90,000 people in Zimbabwe
USAID partner CARE provides emergency relief commodities to cyclone-affected populations in Malawi
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 on 9 April 2019.
• Child-friendly spaces are being established by partners in multiple locations, including Beira, Dondo, and Buzi.
1 Executive Summary
Mozambique is a country prone to natural disasters, most markedly floods, cyclones, pest and disease outbreaks and frequent droughts. These regularly exacerbate the underlying poverty and food security situation and cause major damage and set back economic growth in disaster-affected areas. Meteorological records show that flooding and cyclones usually occur during the rainy season between the October and April.
- Size of camp extention: 9'330m2 / 0.993ha
- Nr. of family tents: 51
- Nr. of displaced people: 255
- Nr. of sanitation blocks: 9
- Dimension sanitation block: 12m x 3m
- Sanitation block with 4 latrines and 2 showers
- Borehole with subpump, 0.75kW, 90mm
- Water supply with borehole, bladder 10m3 and 4 waterpoints
- min distance between tents: 2.5m
by P. Probst, A. Annunziato
In the aftermath of the IDAI Tropical Cyclone, which devastated large portion of the Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe in the period 14 March to 19 March 2019, UN OCHA established the Assessment & Analysis (A&A) Cell, providing input to needs-based analysis outputs of the Emergency Operations Cell (EOC) that for this case was set-up in Beira, Mozambique.