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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
  • After Tropical Cyclone KENNETH's passage on 25 April, Cabo Delgado Province (Northern Mozambique) is still experiencing rainfall, which has hampered the humanitarian response.

  • As of 6 May at 8.00 UTC, 41 people are reported dead in Cabo Delgado. The cyclone and heavy rains have affected 243,300 people in the provinces of Nampula and Cabo Delgado. A total of 34,674 houses were destroyed in Cabo Delgado and other 2,634 in Nampula Province.

06 May 2019 description
report CARE

Cholera hits Cyclone Kenneth ravaged districts in Mozambique

  • Spokespeople available for interviews
  • 14 cases confirmed and number expected to rise as flash floods continue

Pemba/London – CARE is mobilizing resources to respond to the latest cholera outbreak in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado. Sustained rains caused by Cyclone Kenneth have led to the destruction of sanitation facilities as well as the contamination of most sources of drinking water.

05 May 2019 description

New York/Maputo—Cyclone Kenneth, which hit Cabo Delgado province in northern Mozambique just five weeks after Cyclone Idai caused widespread destruction, has brought extensive damage and flooding to towns and villages in the direct path of the storm, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Sunday. A cholera outbreak was officially declared in the region on May 2, and rains are still continuing, with large areas flooded or at risk of flooding.

05 May 2019 description

Key figures (to date)

• 213,462 affected people in Cabo Delgado and 29,837 people affected in Nampula (preliminary estimates from INGC)

• 34,674 houses partially or completely destroyed in Cabo Delgado and 2,634 in Nampula

• 9 districts identified in Cabo Delgado and 4 in Nampula as the most impacted

• 36,437 affected people assisted

Highlights

04 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• A cholera outbreak has been confirmed, with 14 cases reported in the provincial capital, Pemba, and Mecufi district, as of 3 May.

• A total of 43,367 houses had been recorded as damaged or destroyed in Cabo Delgado (38,067 houses) and Nampula provinces (5,291 houses), including 17,164 totally destroyed and 26,203 partially destroyed by 3 May.

• At least 18,169 displaced people are sheltering in accommodation centres in Cabo Delgado (17,856 people) and Nampula (313 people).

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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

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

Key figures (to date)

• 199,836 affected people in Cabo Delgado and 13,170 people affected in Nampula (preliminary estimates from INGC)

• 34,674 houses partially or completely destroyed in Cabo Delgado and 2,634 in Nampula

• 20,038 people hosted in accommodation centers throughout the province

• 9 districts identified in Cabo Delgado and 4 in Nampula as the most impacted

• 26,313 affected people assisted

Highlights

03 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • 1.1 million children affected in wake of cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique;
  • 10 million children live in path of Cyclone Fani in India

NEW YORK, 3 May 2019 - The cyclone currently hammering India and the back-to-back cyclones that tore through Mozambique in March and April have caused serious damage to the lives of thousands of children. They should be an urgent wake-up call to world leaders on the serious risks that extreme weather events pose to the lives of children, UNICEF said today.

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

In Numbers

1.85 million people affected

4 provinces and 50 districts affected

52,755 people displaced in 52 accommodation centres

1.36 million people received lifesaving food assistance

Overview

03 May 2019 description

**Pemba, Cabo Delgado — ** Cyclone Kenneth—the second devastating blow to Mozambique in six weeks following Cyclone Idai—has displaced around 21,000 people in northern Mozambique into accommodation centres, while others have gone to stay with host families. The Government of Mozambique estimates Cyclone Kenneth has affected more than 200,000, now one week after its landfall.

03 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 27,000 people have been reached with food assistance since Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on 25 April 2019.

• International deliveries of shelter supplies began to arrive in Pemba on 1 May 2019; more flights are scheduled in the days ahead.

• The number of people affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth has risen to more than 384,800, with an estimated 185,000 people affected in Comoros and at least 199,836 affected in Mozambique.

03 May 2019 description
report Food for the Hungry

Mozambique (May 2, 2019) – The second catastrophic cyclone to hit Mozambique in the last six weeks touched down on April 25, causing additional devastation to an already extremely vulnerable area. Cyclone Kenneth, the strongest storm on record to hit Mozambique, made landfall as a Category 4 storm and brought a deluge of rain and flooding with it. Over the next week, the cyclone is expected to bring twice as much rain as Cyclone Idai did in March.