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
Cyclone Idai is one of the most devastating storms to ever hit Africa, causing catastrophic damage in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.
Starting off in early March 2019 as a tropical depression, the storm rapidly evolved into a cyclone, affecting over 2 million people and killing close to 1,000 in the three countries affected. The port city of Beira, Mozambique – the hardest hit – is struggling to reemerge from the rubble.
Satellite detected waters extent, as of 7 April 2019 over Tete and Zambezia provinces, Mozambique
This map illustrates satellite-detected surface waters in Tete and Zambezia province, Mozambique, as observed from Sentinel-1 imagery acquired on 7 April 2019. Within the analysed extent of about 7,800 sq km, a total about 100 sq km of lands appear to be flooded as of 7 April 2019. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
Key developments last week in Africa include the fighting in Libya; the high intercommunal violence in Burkina Faso; the escalation threats in CAR; and the instability in Mozambique, Ethiopia and Northern Africa.
The European Union has announced today an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. This funding will assist people in need following cyclone Idai and the subsequent floods.
Total EU humanitarian assistance in response to this natural disaster now amounts to over €15 million.
As of 8 April, the death toll in Mozambique stands at 602 people, according to UN OCHA.
The number of cholera cases has increased to 3 161. At least 593 000 people have been vaccinated, 348 872 in Beira, 32 107 in Buzi, 109 868 in Dondo and 102 354 in Nhamatanda. 756 255 people have received food assistance in Sofala, Tete, Zambezia and Manica.
Over the next 24 hours, heavy to moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms is forecast in northern provinces while moderate rain is expected in southern provinces.
The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMPP). By the end of February, requirements had reached $22.42 billion and as at 31 March the amount requested had risen to $25.11 billion.
Beira – The streets of this busy port city are returning to life as Mozambique approaches the one-month anniversary of Cyclone Idai’s March 14 landfall, while the search for survivors continues in neighbouring Zimbabwe.
Freighters and other heavy sea vessels ply the lanes along Beira’s waterfront and debris from fallen trees and other windblown wreckage can be seen stacked neatly along downtown sidewalks. Beachfront bistros again are attracting enough business to cause traffic jams over the weekend.
From 2 — 7 April, DTM teams in coordination with the Mozambique’s National Institute of Disaster Management, conducted a rapid assessment in 42 displacement sites in Beira, Nhamatanda, Dondo Districts. An estimated 52,745 individuals were identified in these sites.
Good Neighbors International(GNI) is responding cyclone Idai emergency in Mozambique and Malawi, Southern Africa.
On 20th March, Good Neighbors launched the emergency response program for cyclone Idai and the initial assessment teams were dispatched to the affected area in each countries for initial needs assessment, emergency coordination discussion, and response planning.
Based on the initial assessments in both countries, shelter, households items and food are found the most urgent needs for disaster affected people.
Map shows primary languages spoken and known radio station operational status (as of 07.04.2019)
Map shows the change in flood extent between the 20, 31 of March and 7 April
With lack of clean drinking water, cases of cholera are mounting in the region after major destruction from the cyclone occurred last month.
When Cyclone Idai crashed ashore on March 14 in the vicinity of Beira in central Mozambique, it inundated an already flooded region, creating an inland sea that submerged homes, businesses, and roads and stranded people by the tens of thousands. The storm and subsequent floods killed at least 800 people in Mozambique and neighboring countries.
In the aftermath of the Idai Cyclone In Mozambique, Oxfam and the Ministry of Health have trained more than 60 community ‘activistas’ in Mozambique to promote public health advice to help stop the spread of cholera.
Cholera is easy to treat and prevent
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 more detailed information on the situation and response by sector. The next report will be issued on 8 April 2019.
• Distribution of seeds for the winter harvest will start on 8 April in Manica province.
This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:
Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa (Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi)
Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia.
On March 14, 2019 Cyclone Idai made landfall in the southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. In Mozambique, where the majority of deaths occurred, the impact was devastating, particularly in Beira. Many children and their communities have been affected, including areas where World Vision is implementing long-term development programmes. This disaster follows successive failed crop seasons due to poor rainfall and drought, that affected most of the areas experiencing flooding and the cyclone.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Cyclone Idai is one of the worst natural disasters to have affected Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi over the past 20 years. It caused catastrophic damage, flooded over 2,300 square kilometers, left more than 700 people dead and affected over one million people. Upon hearing the news, BTCF volunteers, primarily in local volunteers from Mozambique and Southern Africa have mobilized and are implementing emergency relief, while planning for short to mid to long-term recovery.