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02 May 2019 description

Background

In mid-March, Cyclone Idai crossed into southern Zimbabwe causing wide-scale flooding and destruction in the regions of Manicaland, Mashonaland East and Masvingo. Approximately 270,000 people were affected by the flooding and landslides when local rivers and their tributaries burst their banks, inundating homes and schools and causing considerable damage to property and livelihoods. The worst affected districts were Chipinge and Chimanimani in Manicaland which were cut-off due to severe damage to roads and bridges in the area.

02 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• IOM received 43 tonnes of Non Food Items (NFIs), tarpaulins and mosquito nets, funded by contributions from the UN Central Emergency Response Funds and the Government of Japan.

• IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) completed round 3 of baseline assessments in Mutare Urban, Chiredzi Urban and Rural, Mutasa, Nyanga, Chimanimani, Makoni Rural and Urban districts. To date, a total of 50,905 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been identified across 12 assessed districts.

02 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tropical Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall over Mozambique on April 25, following Tropical Cyclone Idai in mid-March

  • To date, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth continues to cause heavy rains in northern Mozambique

  • Tropical Cyclone Kenneth affects an estimated 190,000 people in Mozambique and leaves nearly 41,200 people in need in Comoros

  • USAID DART continues to respond to needs arising from Tropical Cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique

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