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07 Apr 2019 description
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Affected Population

306,152 Families
1,514,445 Persons
1,641 Injured
602 Death

From the 10th to the 23rd of March, the Central region of Mozambique was hitted by heavy rain ( more than 200mm in 24 hours) and strong winds(180 - 220KM/H per hour), caused by TC IDAI mainly in the Provinces of Sofala, Manica, Zambezia, Tete and Inhambane.

Ongoing response activities

  1. Humanitarian assistance to the affected people;

  2. Assembly of cholera treatment Centers;

07 Apr 2019 description

This document is to be used in conjunction with the Mozambique WASH cluster strategy and standards (Response to Idai).

COORDINATION:

In order to ensure an efficient cholera response, it is essential that there is effective coordination within the WASH sector and between the WASH and Health sectors. It is essential that cholera surveillance data with sufficient geographic detail is shared in a timely basis with the WASH sector to activate rapid response WASH activities.

SAFE WATER SUPPLY:

07 Apr 2019 description

Highlights

• An Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) team comprising partners Ericsson Response and the Government of Luxembourg deployed a satellite terminal in the forward operating base in Buzi to support operations.

• To date, 1,161 humanitarians are registered to access ETC Internet connectivity to enable them to do their work.

• The ETC is providing connectivity in two forward operations bases in Matarara and Buzi to support the increasing humanitarian response.

06 Apr 2019 description

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 6 April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Some 336 new cases of cholera and 3 deaths were reported on 5 April, in Beira (246 cases; 1 death); Nhamatanda (26 cases; 1 death) and Dondo (64 cases; 1 death).

06 Apr 2019 description

Summary and Analysis

A total 8 agencies are providing GBV services in six affected districts in Sofala, Monica and Zemberia.

Interventions are concentrated in Beira city and are evolved around relocation sites/accommodation centers. Non specialized psychosocial support is the most common service delivery in site setting.

NFI (dignity kits) distribution has been the main intervention for risk mitigation and has the widest coverage across all six districts.

06 Apr 2019 description
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Purpose of the MRA: To provide a shared understanding of the impact of cyclone Idai and associated flooding in the central districts of Mozambique that: a) identifies priority needs of the affected population; b) priority locations for response (by sector); and c) provides recommendations to inform strategic decisions on resource mobilisation and response planning.

Crisis overview

05 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Health agencies reach 32,000 people during cholera vaccination campaign in one day

  • USAID food and nutrition commodities begin to arrive in Mozambique

  • UN releases revised flash appeal for Zimbabwe, requesting $60 million to respond to Tropical Cyclone Idai

  • USAID staff assess damages and humanitarian needs generated by cyclone-related flooding in Malawi

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Apr 2019 description

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 5 April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The number of houses reportedly destroyed increased to nearly 217,000 houses -up by more than 18,000 from 3 Aprilas of 4 April, according to the Government.

05 Apr 2019 description

Background

A weather system that produced heavy rains flooded parts of Malawi in early March 2019, before developing into Cyclone Idai which struck Mozambique and Zimbabwe on 14-16 March, 2019.

Flooding in Malawi has displaced 87,000 people in camps, with the district of Makhanga one of the worst affected areas, which remains an island, cut off from all road access.

05 Apr 2019 description
report Cruz Roja Española

La Dirección General de Ayuda Humanitaria y Protección Civil (ECHO) y la Agencia Española de Cooperación internacional para el desarrollo (AECID) apoyan con fondos la intervención

05 Apr 2019 description

By Cinelle Barnes

Just a few weeks after Cyclone Idai fatally struck Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, Water Mission is diligently working on the ground to bring safe water to those at risk of experiencing a “second disaster,” or a post-cyclone outbreak of deadly waterborne diseases.

05 Apr 2019 description

Friday, April 5, 2019 — The international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is working to support the Ministry of Health in Mozambique to address ongoing outbreaks of cholera in Beira, Nhamatanda district and Dondo, with teams treating over 100 patients suspected as suffering from cholera every day.

05 Apr 2019 description

As of 4 April, the death toll stands at 598 people. The number of cholera cases has risen to 1 741 (313 more in 24 hours), 1 449 cases and 1 death in Beira, 134 cases and 1 death in Dondo and 158 cases in Nhamatanda. Several malaria cases have been reported in Manica province as well as an increasing number of cases of acute watery diarrhoea. The vaccination campaign is underway and is coordinated by the Mozambique Ministry of Health, with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organisations.