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21 May 2019 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund two grants totalling $11.734 million to two agencies for providing relief to cyclone victims in Mozambique.

20 May 2019 description

Contact: Danielle Payant at dpayant@airserv.org

Entebbe, Uganda. An Air Serv aircraft has positioned to Mozambique, where it will support relief efforts following a devastating period of successive storms.

20 May 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Amos Zacarias

MAPUTO, May 20 2019 (IPS) - Mozambique, which was affected by an unprecedented two tropical cyclones over a matter of weeks, is still reeling from the impact a month after the latest disaster. But resultant devastation caused by the cyclones could impact the country’s elections as concerns are raised over whether the southern African nation can properly hold the ballot scheduled for later this year.

20 May 2019 description
report Ayuda en Acción
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  • The country has been hit hard by two cyclones in less than two months.
  • Ayuda en Acción, an NGO that has been working in Mozambique for 22 years, has already begun its humanitarian response to support reconstruction.
  • The organization calls for citizen collaboration to build latrines, provide clean water and distribute seed kits, hygiene and sexual and reproductive health for women.

Madrid, 16 May 2019.

19 May 2019 description

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall as a category four Cyclone near Beira City, causing human losses, massive destruction of infrastructure, households, and significant amount of internal displacement. The disaster exacerbated preexisting vulnerabilities. An impressive total of 1.85 million people have been affected.

As of 1st of April, over 146,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sought refuge in 155 temporary sites across 4 provinces (Sofala, Manica, Zambezia, Tete).

18 May 2019 description

Pemba, Mozambique. 14 May 2019 – A five day emergency cholera vaccination campaign which was launched today by the Ministry of Health in Mozambique with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and other health partners, will see over 285 000 people receiving oral cholera vaccine

The campaign began today in the Eduardo Mondlhane Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) and it will cover the areas most affected by Cyclone Kenneth - the districts of Pemba and Mecufi and the localities of Metuge-Sede e Nacuta.

18 May 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

Natural disasters such as cyclones and heavy rains are becoming increasingly common on the southern shores of Africa. This trend driven by climate change was made visible in Mozambique where Cyclone Idai swept over the city of Beira and neighbouring provinces across to Zimbabwe. As extreme weather patterns become mainstream, the significance of data required to build preparedness is brought to the forefront of humanitarian action. So is the necessity for rapid response in assessing the needs of affected populations.

18 May 2019 description
report Direct Relief

By Gordon Willcock

It’s been eight weeks since Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, bringing destructive winds and torrential rain that created dangerous flooding, effectively creating an inland sea and cutting off multiple communities for more than a week.

More than 1,000 people across the region were killed as a result, and 1.85 million people left in need of assistance in Mozambique alone. Widespread flooding also impacted the neighboring countries of Malawi and Zimbabwe.

17 May 2019 description
report Convoy of Hope

JEREMY WILLLIAMSON
International Disaster Services Training and Deployment Manager

At 4 a.m., the flood waters of Cyclone Idai reached Armando’s home.

It was too late to save his belongings, so he ran to help an elderly neighbor. Slinging her over his shoulder, he carried her through the waters to the village grain mill, where he hoped to find higher ground.

17 May 2019 description

Ibo Island, Cabo Delgado — Three weeks after Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Mozambique, over 300,000 people continue to need humanitarian assistance in the coastal provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula. An estimated 45,000 houses have been damaged, many totally destroyed and more than 1,400 houses remain flooded, according to the Government of Mozambique.

17 May 2019 description

Your cooperation is needed to help farmers rebuild their livelihood in response to their voices

Translated by M. Kanai/S. Altman

The worst cyclone damage in history in the Southern Hemisphere

16 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

MAPUTO, 16 May 2019 - Hundreds of thousands of children affected by deadly Cyclone Idai in Mozambique have been vaccinated and received vitamin A supplements in the past week, with UNICEF and partners including the World Health Organisation (WHO) supporting the Government-led Health Week in the 21 most affected districts of Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, and Zambézia provinces.

16 May 2019 description

Beira, Mozambique, May 13 – In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which devastated large areas of Mozambique, a group of 15 dedicated women – mostly widows – have been credited with ensuring that sthere have been no cases of cholera in their district.

16 May 2019 description

As days of rain, flood-waters and high winds from Cyclone Kenneth recede, the catastrophic destruction left behind is becoming clearer.

16 May 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Modeling aims to target vaccination campaigns and protect more people against the disease.

By Andrew Schroeder

In the aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth, the second major storm in only a few weeks to strike the southern African country of Mozambique, has brought cholera in its wake. Intense rains, lasting for several days, disrupted transportation, displaced families, and damaged infrastructure, including health care and sanitation, which are vital to preventing and controlling cholera.

15 May 2019 description
report REACH Initiative

The wind and rain had gone on for days. And the winds kept rising. By Thursday the 14th of March, winds had reached the speed of 195 kilometres per hour. The eye of the storm turned inland and over the coastal city of Beira. A city home to half a million people.

Thursday, the 14th of March was a culmination of a storm that had started weeks ago. The winds and rain had initially made landfall about 300 kilometres northeast of Beira in the provinces of Niassa, Tete and Zambezia.

15 May 2019 description
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“Although insurance will never cover all the risks associated with a peril in each country, the ARC approach allows for the risks to be managed in a way that multiplies the benefits from limited resources available to Government.” – Mohamed Beavogui

UN-ASG / Director-General African Risk Capacity, Mohamed Beavogui and HE Adriano Afonso Maleiane, Mozambique’s Minister of Economy and Finance during one of the discussions leading to the signing of the MoU

15 May 2019 description
  • Repair of destroyed infrastructure

  • EUR 6 million for weatherproof construction of schools

13 May 2019 description

More than 50 children are attending activities daily at the Child Friendly Space (CFS) in Beira, with demand growing since Tropical Cyclone Idai damaged much of the city in mid-March.

The CFS is located at the former kindergarten of SOS Children’s Villages. Most of the children attending the CFS live in the nearby San Pedro shelter for families displaced by Idai.

13 May 2019 description

“We are committed to supporting Mozambique to seek sustainable solutions to climate vulnerabilities, through access to sustainable financial products” Atsuko Toda – Bank Agriculture, Finance and Rural Development Director

Following the devastating cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, which hit the central and northern parts of Mozambique, its government requested support from the African Development Bank for long-term assistance on the management of climate disasters.