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16 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • There are 207,000 students affected and in need of emergency education services;

  • Reallocated 19 motor ambulances to reinforce emergency referral system at community level and 21 hospital tents were provided;

  • There is US$ 8.7 million funding gap to provide immediate assistance to people affected by the cyclone;

  • 27,000 ha of several crops were lost affecting 15,000 farmers;

  • The response provided to date in the Education sector is meeting less than 10% of the needs;

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In Inhambane province, 70 health units were affected and 1,687 classrooms partially destroyed affecting 160,000 students;

  • 949 people were hosted in three transit centers during the cyclone in Maxixe city, Inhambane province;

  • One death was reported in Gaza province precisely in Chibuto district;

  • Approximately 29,173 ha of several crops were lost in Inhambane province;

  • The Government have enough food stock (cereals and pulses) for immediate response but need oil, salt and sugar;

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The tropical cyclone DINEO has weakened to depression stage being now denominated EX-DINEO;

  • The cities and villages of Zavala, Inharrime, Jangamo,
    Maxixe, Homoine, Morrumbene, Massinga and Funhalouro are without electricity;

  • Provincial government of Inhambane estimates that about 653,000 people have been affected overall;

  • In Inhambane, the death toll reported so far is 7 in four in 3 districts and Inhambane city;

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

 According to MTOTEC the system has evolved from severe tropical storm to tropical cyclone category 3;

 Strong winds and heavy rains expected to occur from 15-18 February in Gaza, Inhambane and Maputo provinces.

 The population at risk is estimated to be approximately 730,000 people (JTWC) and 750,000 (provincial authorities of Inhambane);

 Assessment teams on standby to be deployed and support provincial authorities;

09 Jan 2017 description

Summary

Mozambique is experiencing its most severe drought in more than 30 years. The drought is affecting approximately 1.5 million people in seven provinces in the Southern and Central regions of the country. Due to the seriousness of the situation, the Government extended the institutional red alert for the most drought-affected provinces of Tete, Sofala, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Zambezia and Maputo.

26 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • Up to 1,477,787 people will be reached in the coming months with food assistance;

  • The funding received/confirmed so far will only cover 38.2% of the total needs estimated in the SRP;

  • The most funded sector is the food security with US$ 67.1 million;

  • The maize grain prices remain well above the 5-year average by 177 percent in average and above last year prices by 136 percent in average;

27 Apr 2016 description

The United Nations is strengthening its support to emergency response in Mozambique, after the activation of the red alert declared by the Government.

14 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

· At least 1.5 million people are currently in need of assistance based on the updated SETSAN assessment with alarming Global Acute Malnutrition rates in 3 provinces;

· The Government of Mozambique activated on 12 April 2016 the institutional Red alert due to drought;

· About 315,000 people received food assistance during March 2016 in Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica and Tete provinces;

· The UN system mobilized about US$ 4.7 million through CERF;

04 Mar 2016 description

Highlights

  • At least 380,000 people are currently in need of assistance based on the SETSAN moderate scenario;

  • About 155,650 people received food assistance during February 2016 in Gaza, Inhambane and Sofala provinces;

  • The Ministry of Agriculture, based on the crop affected area, estimated that 261,000 farmers are currently affected by drought;

  • Updated forecast for the remaining period of rain season indicates that the rains will continue below normal in the South and Central region of the country;

08 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • There are 176,139 people under worrying food insecurity situation distributed in four provinces namely Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Niassa where poor households are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 31 ) outcomes at least until 2016 staple harvests;

  • In addition there are 575,455 people at risk of food insecurity especially in Zambézia, Maputo and Niassa provinces;

  • Up to date 50,360 people are receiving food assistance in Gaza and Sofala provinces;

05 Mar 2007 description

Report for 30 Days After the Declaration of the Red Alert

WHY THIS REPORT?

On the 4th of February, the Council of Ministers declared the "RED ALERT", one step from declaring a national disaster, because of the flooding of the Zambezi basin that put about 285,000 people at risk. On February 27, the Government downscaled this to "ORANGE ALERT". This Report highlights the major events of this dramatic month of emergency in Mozambique.

30 Sep 2004 description


Rainfall situation

INAM (Meteorological Institute of Mozambique) launched on the 9th September previsions for the next climatic season - October to December 2004 (OND04) and January to March 2005 (JFM05), after the SARCOF meeting headed on the beginning of the month (SARCOF-8). The previsions are a weak El Nino and the continuation of positive anomalies of Ocean Superficial Temperature (TSM) on the west Equatorial Indic Ocean. As a consequence, it is predicted that:

- normal rain on the first rain season (OND04) in all country.

12 Mar 2004 description


Rainfall Situation
According to FEWSNET, given the poor 2003 November/December rains, the performance of the main agricultural season now depends on rainfall during January-March 2004. During the first five dekades of 2004, rainfall improved somewhat, especially during the last 10 days of January. However, cumulative rainfall is still below normal in most parts of the country. In addition, both the spatial and temporal distribution of rains has been patchy and erratic thus increasing the likelihood of a poor harvest in many areas.