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07 May 2019 description

Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival.

Unfortunately, continuation of breastfeeding can be threatened in times of emergencies.

07 May 2019 description
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Highlights

  • In the second half of April nine cholera cases were reported in three flood-affected districts of Chikwawa, Mwanza, and Nsanje. Conditions in flood-affected areas are now improving and some of the IDPs are returning home. However, an estimated 60,880 people (70%) of those displaced remain in camps.

  • Following the completion of a rapid market assessment, humanitarian agencies are looking into the possibility of switching the response modality for emergency and recovery work from in-kind to cash and voucher-based interventions.

07 May 2019 description

Vienna, Austria, May 7, 2019. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved two emergency aid grants totaling US$1 million in support of relief efforts in Mozambique and Iran. The grants will be channeled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

07 May 2019 description

Beira, May 6th 2019 - Every year the Ministry of Health of Mozambique launches Health Week in Mozambique, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as main partners. Today, the launch was marked by the constraints following Cyclone Idai in the four most affected provinces: Sofala, Manica, Inhambane and Zambezia.

07 May 2019 description

Highlights

  • Since the start of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) response to Cyclone Idai, 1,739 humanitarians are registered to access ETC Internet connectivity services to conduct their lifesaving work.

  • In response to Cyclone Kenneth, a second ETC Coordinator has been deployed to the northern city of Pemba.

07 May 2019 description

OVERVIEW

This document provides an overview of the logistics services to be made available through the Logistics Cluster, how humanitarian actors responding to the Mozambique emergency may access these services and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.

07 May 2019 description

OVERVIEW

This document provides an overview of the logistics services to be made available through the Logistics Cluster, how humanitarian actors responding to the crisis in Mozambique may access these services, and the conditions under which these services are to be provided.

07 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

• Malaria cases continue to rise, with 12,918 cases reported representing 40% of all consultations in cyclone affected areas as of 15 April. More than 450,000 mosquito nets are currently being distributed in the affected areas.

06 May 2019 description

Not yet Uhuru

The month of April heralded 39 years since attaining independence. Sadly, this independence is not evident as Zimbabweans are living in a country with a biting economic environment characterised by sharp increases in prices, evictions, impunity of those in power and deprivation along political lines.

06 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Mozambique Health Cluster was activated on 22 of March 2019 It is led by Ministry of Health (MISAU) and is supporting and coordinating 43 Partners and 2 observers who are reporting activities covering 11 out of 12 districts in Sofala province.

The 4Ws compilation process is being updated twice a week to avoid duplication and facilitate complementarity. See maps on this link https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/operations/mozam bique/health/infographics

06 May 2019 description

Overview

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 67 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

06 May 2019 description

HARARE – The Italian Government has contributed €250,000 to respond to the needs of communities affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe. The contribution, provided to the World Food Programme (WFP), will support immediate food needs in the worst-affected areas of the country.

An estimated 250,000 people in seven districts of Zimbabwe were directly affected by Cyclone Idai, which made landfall in Zimbabwe on 15 March 2019, severely disrupting livelihoods and intensifying existing critical food security needs.

06 May 2019 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 32 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to continue timely and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to people affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai in Sofala Province and to expand the scope of the operation to the province of Cabo Delgado recently affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth. To date the Emergency Appeal coverage is at 66.8% with a funding gap of 11 million Swiss francs.