1,288 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
09 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Relief actors begin delivering assistance in areas impacted by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

  • UN flash appeal requests $85.2 million to respond to Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

  • USAID announces nearly $2.5 million in additional logistics support for Tropical Cyclone Kenneth response

  • Relief actors transitioning from response to early recovery programming in areas impacted by Tropical Cyclone Idai

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

09 May 2019 description

1. Key points

Cyclone Kenneth

  • As of 03 May, a total of 43,367 houses were reported damaged or destroyed (Source INGC), (Cabo Delgado (38,067 houses) and Nampula provinces (5,291 houses) . 26,203 partially destroyed and 17,164 houses were totally destroyed by winds and flooding.

  • 18,189 people (4559 families) are displaced in 35 accommodation centres in centres in Cabo Delgado (17,856 people) and Nampula (313 people).

09 May 2019 description

BEIRA/MAPUTO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$ 6.9 million from the Government of Japan for the provision of food assistance to cyclone- and flood affected people in Mozambique. The devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which made landfall north of Beira, Sofala province, on 14 March, left 1.85 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

09 May 2019 description

Beira, May 8 2019 – Following the invitation from the World Health Organization representative in Mozambique, Dra Djamila Cabral, key partners arrived in Beira in a joint field mission to assess the health situation in Beira and follow up on the progress made so far in responding to the health needs of people affected by Cyclone Idai.

09 May 2019 description

Highlights

Cholera

Since the declaration of the cholera outbreak on 27 March 2019, and up to 5 May 2019, 6 739 suspect cases and eight deaths were reported (case fatality: 0,1%). These suspect cases were reported from the four districts of Sofala Province originally affected by this outbreak: Beira, Buzi, Dondo and Nhamatanda. The cumulative attack rate since 27 March in Sofala Province was 569 per 100 000 population, with Beira being the most affected district.

09 May 2019 description

The Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis (RVAA) Programme’s regional pre-assessment workshop opened with a call to National Vulnerability Assessment Committees (NVACs) of Member States to harmonize and improve the quality of assessments and analysis; and integrate emerging issues such as nutrition, gender, HIV, markets and urban vulnerability to meet the needs of decision makers.

09 May 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 No. 5 and provides more detailed information on the situation and response. It covers the period from 30 April to 06 May 2019. The next Situation Report will be issued on or around 16 May.

HIGHLIGHTS

09 May 2019 description

The following report summarizes Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation (BTCF) relief actions in Mozambique as of May 8.

Located at the center of the Sofala Province, the Nhamatanda District, with the principle town being Nhamatanda, continues to feel the negative impacts brought by Cyclone Idai to the 15,000 members of its community, with significant infrastructure damages, wide spread food insecurity, and disrupted schooling.

08 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • UNICEF supported the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign in the flood affected districts. The campaign reached 482,373 people (101.8% of target).

  • UNICEF and partners reached 6,374 flood affected children and adolescents with child protection services.

  • With UNICEF support, 5,254 children and adolescents living with HIV/AIDS, have been traced to ensure they have continued access to treatment.

  • UNICEF provided safe water to over 70,089 people and key health and hygiene messages to 45,332 people.

08 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Mozambique has been hit by two cyclones since March – Idai (14 March) and Kenneth (25 April). UNICEF is now carrying out an emergency response on two fronts; to meet the immediate needs of around 247,000 people (half of them children) affected by Cyclone Kenneth, and continued support to families affected by Cyclone Idai in temporary accommodation centres or as they try to return home.

08 May 2019 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Jennifer Fitchett Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, University of the Witwatersrand

08 May 2019 description
file preview
English version
file preview
Arabic version

The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of March, mainly as a result of publication of the Syria HRP requiring $3.32 billion, the requirements had reached $25.11 billion. This month’s increase in requirements for the revised Zimbabwe Flash Appeal (following Cyclone Idai) from $233.8 million to $293.9 million, brings the total requirement as at 30 April to $25.17 billion.

08 May 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

UN Should Work With Local Officials to Address Exploitation, Abuse

Zenaida Machado Researcher, Africa Division