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06 May 2019 description

OVERVIEW

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Zimbabwe on the 15 of March 2019. From the 23rd to the 27th of April 2019, IOM, in close coordination with the Government of Zimbabwe, conducted baseline assessments in Nyanga, Mutasa, Makoni, Mutare Urban, Chiredzi Rural and Urban districts. DTM will do continuous assessments. For DTM Rounds 1 and 2 use this link.

**DEMOGRAPHICS*

06 May 2019 description

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has thanked the international community for donations made to the province of KwaZulu-Natal and Mozambique following natural disasters that claimed hundreds of lives.

The United Arab Emirates Ambassador to South Africa, Mahash Saeed Al Hameli, donated R1 million towards relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal, while Aspen Pharmacare donated R50 000 to the province and a further R250 000 for Mozambique.

05 May 2019 description

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has offered food baskets and dietary supplements to 60,000 families, including children, affected by the tropical cyclone, Idai in Malawi.

The ERC is implementing the second phase of its relief programme for those affected by the cyclone.

The ERC said that the ERC’s latest food assistance is part of the massive relief operations launched by the UAE to help Idai-hit Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as its commitment towards its international humanitarian and development efforts without any non-humanitarian considerations.

05 May 2019 description

Beira, updated on the 15 of April 2019

Objective

The objective of this document is to provide technical guidance to partners implementing distribution of hygiene following cyclone Idai. This document has been prepared by the Hygiene Kit Technical Working Group, under the WASH cluster Beira.

1. Content:

1.1. Family Hygiene kit:

04 May 2019 description
report Team Rubicon

DALLAS (May 4, 2019)Team Rubicon, a veteran-led global disaster response organization, is launching a mobile medical aid operation in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique to provide support to residents impacted by Cyclone Kenneth.

04 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

As floodwaters recede in Zimbabwe, UNICEF is working to protect orphaned and unaccompanied children who have lost everything.

By Tsitsi Singizi

CHIMANIMANI, Zimbabwe – Prudence remembers the last time she saw her brother Proud. If it wasn’t for him she wouldn’t be here to talk about the devastating floodwaters that swept into her district of Chimanimani, near Zimbabwe’s eastern border with Mozambique, in March. But Proud lost his own life saving his sister’s.

04 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Cyclone Idai

• The number of internally displaced people living in accommodation centres decreased from 160,927 to 15,476 people across 18 sites in Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia, as of 30 April.

• At least 177,000 people are estimated to be in more than 50 communities that are hard-to-reach or inaccessible by road.

03 May 2019 description

Esperanza Santos
MSF emergency coordinator
As the recovery from Cyclone Idai continues, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) emergency coordinator Esperanza Santos explains our response in Dondo district, outside the port city of Beira, one of the areas most affected by Cyclone Idai.

03 May 2019 description
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As we respond to the urgent needs generated by Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, I would like to reiterate, on behalf of the entire Humanitarian Country Team in Mozambique, our Zero Tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse.

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

  • The impact was heavy on infrastructures, affecting shelter, health and WASH needs.

  • Acute Watery Diarrhoea, Acute Respiratory Diseases, malnutrition and malaria were reported.

  • The compromised conditions of the health facilities and the deteriorated WASH conditions expose people to further deterioration of their health condition.

  • The extensive damages to crops are likely to affect the food security conditions of the impacted areas

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

• The cyclone has severely impacted food security and agricultural livelihoods. Populations reportedly lack food stocks, and in addition, large-scale damage to crops will have long-term impact on rural communities.

• Significant loss of shelter, both conventional and locally made, was reported across the district. Displaced populations in around half of the surveyed locations are either staying with families or sleeping out in the open, raising protection concerns.

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

• Food security was the most critical sector of concern, with 9 locations flooded after the cyclone, and 7 still submerged at the time of the survey. Combined with a pre-existing vulnerability stemming from infertile soil conditions and lack of diversification, food and agricultural assistance will be needed both in the short and longer term..

• Low development of trade and the long distance people have to walk to access markets (that have been disrupted by the cyclone) risks aggravating food insecurity.

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

• Poor sanitation conditions and a high prevalence of water-borne diseases make WASH intervention a priority.

• Loss of crops, difficult access to markets, and low stock levels are expected to further deteriorate food security in the district

• There are urgent health needs in the district because of a lack of medical equipment, supplies and health staff.

• Key Informants (KIs) in the assessed communities report water, health and food as main priorities.

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

• Health assistance is a priority, due to difficult access to health facilities and the presence of highly contagious diseases, such as measles, reported across the district.

• WASH assistance is also needed, given the risk to health posed by poor WASH conditions; however, these conditions were noted pre-cyclone.

• There is a need for shelter assistance in some communities where people continue to sleep in open spaces or rely on temporary accommodation.

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

• Food security was the main priority reported across the district, with significant losses of crops. Immediate short-term assistance as well as long-term livelihoods support will be required in the aftermath of the cyclone for affected populations.

• A high number of houses were destroyed across the district. Shelter assistance and the provision of durable materials are required in order for affected populations to build back better1 .

03 May 2019 description

Key findings

• The impact from the cyclone was particularly severe on infrastructure, leading to shelter and WASH needs.

• Limited access to health facilities and the deterioration of WASH conditions are likely to expose people to serious health risks.

• Shelter assistance is of high priority. The district was mainly hit by wind, and many people lack adequate housing.