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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.

18 Apr 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Chris Changwe Nshimbi Director & Research Fellow, University of Pretoria

18 Apr 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Almost half of the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa region (ESAR) have been affected by cholera outbreaks since the beginning of 2019. More than 8,258 cholera / AWD cases including 29 deaths have been reported in 10 countries in the region, with an average Case Fatality Rate of 0.4%, since the beginning of 2019. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique accounts for 69.5% (5,656) of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 16.3% (1,350).

18 Apr 2019 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam Pan Africa’s acting Director Peter Kamalingin, looks at the consequences of cyclone Idai and calls for a stronger African leadership in the response.

17 Apr 2019 description

It has been one month since Tropical Cyclone Idai struck northern Mozambique on 15th March. The death toll has increased to more than a 1,000 and more than 3 million people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi require humanitarian assistance.

Farmers, women, and children continue to struggle to rebuild their homeland. The affected residents now only hope to have food on the table.

The following is an update presenting Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (BTCF) relief actions in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi as of April 14.

**Summary **

17 Apr 2019 description

Lilongwe – The United States Government has contributed US$3 million to for the emergency response to Cyclone Idai in Malawi. The funds, provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Food for Peace, will support immediate food needs in the worst-affected areas of the country. They will cover cash-based assistance to flood-affected people as well as early recovery efforts.

17 Apr 2019 description

See images and charts on MSF

Crisis Update - 17 April 2019

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 nearly 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.

17 Apr 2019 description

1. Situation Update

• On 15 April 2019, an inter-agency Flood Response Coordination Meeting was held at the WFP Blantyre suboffice. The meeting was convened by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA).

• During the meeting it was noted that several organisations were working across the same areas. DoDMA reminded responding agencies to liaise closely with respective District Councils and the cluster leads to optimise operational efficiency and reduce the duplication of efforts.

17 Apr 2019 description

Resolution adopted by consensus by the 140th IPU Assembly (Doha, 9 April 2019)

The 140th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union,

Deeply concerned about the humanitarian catastrophe in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe since Cyclone ldai hit these countries causing widespread flooding through the region, killing many people, leaving thousands missing or injured, destroying homes, affecting more than a million lives, displacing hundreds of thousands of people and causing a rising death tolI,

17 Apr 2019 description
report Theirworld

Ewan Watt, Online Editor, Theirworld

An in-depth look at how the deadly storm and flooding have disrupted the schooling of half a million children in southeast Africa - and the efforts to rebuild.

First comes the shock and the terror. Then the fight for survival - to find food, water and shelter, and to avoid diseases.

But in the wake of a natural disaster, children very quickly need protection and education. Being in a safe learning environment with other youngsters is crucial if they are to begin to recover from the trauma.