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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

HIGHLIGHTS

• In Mozambique, nearly 45,400 houses have either been partially destroyed (27,203) or totally (18,179) in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces, as of 7 May. In addition, some 1,316 houses are flooded in Cabo Delgado, according to the Government.

• In Comoros, an estimated 185,900 people are in need of immediate multi-sectoral assistance.

• The death toll following the impact of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth stands at 50 people as of 8 May, including 43 deaths in Mozambique and 7 in Comoros.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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

PEMBA, Mozambique – "We took a lot of people out of vulnerable areas that were completely flooded. The water rose and destroyed many residential areas," said Captain Kleber Castro. "If the people there had not resisted, more than a hundred would have died."

Captain Castro commands the Brazilian military firefighters who have saved the lives of hundreds of people displaced by Cyclone Kenneth near the flooded city of Pemba in the northern part of the country, in conjuction with the Government of Mozambique and several UN agencies.

09 May 2019 description
report Medair

Written by Paola Barioli, Emergency Communication Officer - 8 May 2019

09 May 2019 description
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Highlights

Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Cabo Delgado Province on 26 April 2019.

An outbreak of cholera was confirmed on 01 May 2019.

From 1 May to 5 May 2019, the portion of week 18 for which data are available, 75 suspect cases and no deaths were reported in Pemba and Mecúfi districts of Cabo Delgado Province.

The overall attack rate in Cabo Delgado Province was 31 per 100 000 population. Pemba district was the most affected district with an overall attack rate of 33 cases per 100 000 population.

09 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people affected by Cyclone Kenneth had risen to nearly 250,000 people as of 6 May, including 217,122 people in Cabo Delgado and 32,862 people in Nampula, according to the Government.

  • More than 37,400 people have been reached with food assistance since Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on 25 April.

  • Accessibility by road remains compromised due to the destruction of infrastructure in multiple locations. However, the road from Macomia to Chai is now open.

09 May 2019 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide 300,000 USD in humanitarian assistance through the World Food Programme (WFP) to the Republic of Mozambique, where the cyclone that occurred on April 25, 2019, took a heavy toll on people and property.

° Cyclone “Kenneth” is known to have so far left 38 killed (announced by the National Institute for Disaster Management of Mozambique on April 29), another 39 injured and some 168,000 displaced in Mozambique.

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

Health partners mobilize to meet post-cyclone Kenneth health needs in the Union of the Comoros

Moroni, 7 May 2019 - Category 4 Hurricane Kenneth struck the Union of the Comoros on 24 April 2019. At the request of the Government, the Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), coordinates the efforts of national partners, the United Nations system, civil society and bilateral partners to assist the affected populations.

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
  • The death toll in Mozambique and Comoros as a result of Tropical Cyclone KENNETH stands at 49, with 41 in Mozambique and eight in Comoros.
  • In Mozambique, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), as of 5 May, 17,865 are in shelters across Cabo Delgado Province and 313 across Nampula Province, 4,309 houses have been totally destroyed and 33,425 partially destroyed, whereas the total number of people reportedly affected, reached 241,100 (208,361 in Cabo Delgado and 18,636 in Nampula).
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.

06 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Cholera cases continue to rise, with some 64 cases reported in Pemba (57) and Mecufi (7), 45 of whom had been discharged, as of 0700hrs 5 May.

• Nearly 41,700 school-age children were reportedly affected by cyclone Kenneth, with 477 classrooms destroyed or damaged, according to the Government.

• More than 37,400 people have been reached with food assistance in the most-affected districts of Ibo, Macomia and Quissanga, according to WFP.

SITUATION OVERVIEW