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15 May 2019 description


  • Since 14 March, WFP has assisted 1.6 million people affected by Cyclone Idai (Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia provinces) and Cyclone Kenneth. 1,431,027 people alone were reached during the second cycle of the Idai cyclone response (15 April-14 May).

14 May 2019 description
infographic UN Children's Fund


Over 177,796 displaced, camps decreasing while resettlements increasing, with limited services available

Over 1,005 dead

3M People in need

1.6M Children in need

14 May 2019 description
report Caritas

Soutenu dès ses débuts par le Secours Catholique, le Centre de développement d’Andohatapenaka combat la misère sur tous les fronts dans l’un des quartiers les plus pauvres de la capitale malgache.

« Si je n’avais pas suivi la formation de soudeur, ici même au CDA, j’aurais renforcé les rangs des bandits », avoue en souriant Mahefa, jeune gaillard de 21 ans au regard charbonneux, le jour où il est venu saluer son formateur au Centre de développement d’Andohatapenaka.

13 May 2019 description


  • At least 128,200 people had been reached with food assistance in Ibo (9,458 people), Macomia (84,390 people), Pemba (1,430 people) and Quissanga (32,928 people) districts as of 12 May 2019.

  • Over 516,000 doses of the Oral Cholera Vaccine arrived in Pemba on 12 May. There have now been 149 reported cholera cases in Pemba (120 cases), Metuge (19) and Mecufi (10).

  • The number of displaced people sheltering in accommodation centres had reduced to 3,130 people in eight sites as of 12 May.

13 May 2019 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 13 May, 2019 - Inclusion matters. The phrase turned into a hashtag today as the theme of inclusion constantly raised its head in the 4th World Reconstruction Conference, the 2nd Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference and the Science and Policy Forum which all got underway today as part of the build up to the opening of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction on Wednesday.

13 May 2019 description

“We are committed to supporting Mozambique to seek sustainable solutions to climate vulnerabilities, through access to sustainable financial products” Atsuko Toda – Bank Agriculture, Finance and Rural Development Director

Following the devastating cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, which hit the central and northern parts of Mozambique, its government requested support from the African Development Bank for long-term assistance on the management of climate disasters.

12 May 2019 description

Story and photos by Saviano Abreu, OCHA

In Mozambique, two subsequent cyclones have left a trail of death and immense devastation. And like in all disasters, women have been hit particularly hard.

10 May 2019 description



There are still 17 accommodation centers remaining in Sofala province, with 4,914 families representing 21,384 persons, as of 06 May

  • Reported suspected cholera cases remain low across all the four affected districts, with Cumulative 6,743 cases and 8 deaths (case fatality rate: 0.1%) reported as of 6 May.

  • Malaria cases in Sofala continue to rise, with cumulative 25,758 malaria cases registered as of 6 May, with most cases being reported in Nhamatanda (11,652)