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19 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, which covers the period 17 to 18 April, builds on Flash Updates #1 through #15 and provides detailed information on the situation and response by sector. The next report will be issued as of 20 April 2019.


• Heavy rains and strong winds on 15 and 16 April have damaged roads and shelters in several locations.

19 Apr 2019 description


  • 1.85 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance

  • +500 000 ha of crops estimated to be destroyed by flooding and Cyclone Idai

  • USD 19 million needed to support 425 000 people


19 Apr 2019 description

…provides 2,000 iron sheets, 3,000 ridges and 150 plastic sheet rolls worth K20 million

The Malawi Gaming and Lotteries Authority on Thursday (18th April, 2019) donated shelter construction materials worth K20 million to people affected by floods to assist them in reconstruction following devastating floods that left over 89,000 people displaced.

Speaking in Blantyre during a symbolic presentation of the donated items, the Gaming Authority’s Board Chair Billy Banda said as an institution, they were equally affected by the March 2019 floods.

19 Apr 2019 description


Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall during the night of 14 to 15 March 2019 near Beira City, Sofala Province, in central Mozambique. The cyclone brought torrential rains and winds to Sofala, Zambezia, Manica, Inhambane and Tete provinces. Beira and other districts of Sofala province are facing power and communication outages, according to initial reports from national authorities.

18 Apr 2019 description


  • USAID partner WFP reaches more than 1 million people in Mozambique with food and nutrition assistance

  • Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa launches $614 million appeal to fund recovery activities

  • Road access in Malawi improves, while authorities continue to repair key infrastructure used for the delivery of humanitarian assistance


18 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 detailed information on the situation and response by sector. The next report will be issued as of 18 April 2019.


• More than 70,610 people remain displaced in 69 accommodation sites across Manica (32); Sofala (29);
Tete (5) and Zambezia (3), as of 16 April.

18 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed in storm

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18 Apr 2019 description

More than 90 humanitarian organisations supported in 4 coordination centres, with over 775GB exchanged through TSF connections. Over 2,500 beneficiaries and 26 humanitarian calling operations with 89% of first calls since the disaster. These are the numbers after one month of operations in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, when TSF reaches the end of its mission.

However, these numbers are just the reflection of TSF’s main concern: its beneficiaries, be it humanitarian actors or affected populations.

18 Apr 2019 description

Executive Summary

  • Extensive U.S. flooding leads to multi-billion-dollar impact in the Missouri & Mississippi River Basins

  • Cyclone Idai leaves nearly 1,100 people dead & causes a humanitarian crisis in Southern Africa

  • Windstorm Eberhard poised to become the costliest event of the 2018/19 season in Europe

8.0 billion Anticipated global cost of flooding events in March 2019 in USD

18 Apr 2019 description

L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale (GHO), publié le 4 décembre 2018 annonçait des besoins en financement de 21,9 milliards de dollars pour 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour les réfugiés et les migrants du Venezuela (RMRP). À la fin du mois de février, les besoins s’élevaient à 22,42 milliards de dollars et, au 31mars, le montant demandé avait atteint 25,11 milliards de dollars.

18 Apr 2019 description

Millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe are struggling to cope with the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, which has swept through this part of southeast Africa over the last weeks, leaving devastation in its wake. It is thought that more than two million people in the three countries have been affected, but the extent of destruction is still unfolding.

18 Apr 2019 description

Marrakech, Morocco, April 18, 2019 (ECA) - Climate change can seriously impede Africa’s quest to achieve all the 17 sustainable development goals that address global challenges, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.

The issue came up during a side event at the on-going fifth Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) in Marrakech, Morocco.

18 Apr 2019 description

Over 11,000 people displaced by Cyclone Idai in southern Malawi will receive food from Canadian Foodgrains Bank through an emergency response of Foodgrains Bank member World Renew.

Heavy rains swept through the country in early March, causing widespread flooding. Several days later, a cyclone with winds over 280 kilometres an hour touched down in the country, destroying homes, roads, infrastructure and crops.

18 Apr 2019 description
report UNAIDS

Bangula settlement in Nsanje District, in the south of Malawi, is an arduous five kilometre walk from the border with Mozambique.

It is a walk that approximately 2 000 Mozambicans have made since they were displaced a month ago by the floods caused by Cyclone Idai. The settlement is also a temporary home to approximately 3 500 Malawians from surrounding villages who were also displaced.

18 Apr 2019 description


The humanitarian situation in the Central Mozambique is dire: at least 1.8 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance. The National Institute of Disaster Management estimate that 1,190,594 people – 54% of the population – have been affected, while a further 160.927 people are living in accommodation center. In Dondo district 166,551 people have been affected out of 185,012 people representing 90% of the Dondo population.

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