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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map (24th to 30th March 2015)



In Mozambique, 437 new cholera cases were reported since 19 March, which is a significant decrease from 843 new cases the previous week. All provinces registered a decrease in new cases between 22 and 25 March. The response is ongoing. In Malawi, 24 new cholera cases were reported over the week, which is a significant decrease from the previous week which saw 57 new cases. However, 1 new cholera death was reported in Nsanje District, and a new district (Ntcheau) affected, where 1 case was confirmed. Response activities continue. The first round of the Oral Cholera Vaccine Campaign is expected to start in Nsanje District from 31 March until 3 April 2015. In Zimbabwe, 2 new cases have been confirmed in Chiredzi District, bringing the total number to 15 with no deaths since the first confirmed case in late February 2015. No new cases have been reported in Beitbridge since 9 March 2015. Monitoring and response is ongoing.


Following recent floods around the capital, most of the ad hoc displacement sites are closing down as people return home, apart from the consolidated Government-run Andohatapenaka camp, where 3,719 people remain and where response efforts are focused.


WFP urgently requires US$12.4 million to meet a significant increase in the food security needs of flood-affected households, and to extend humanitarian assistance to other vulnerable households receiving lean season food assistance (via the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee response). US$8.9 million is required to provide life-saving food assistance to all 616,000 food insecure floods-affected people and some US$3.5 million is required to extend food and cash assistance by one month under the MVAC response.


Localized heavy rains last week combined with blocked waterways and poor drainage systems have led to flooding in some areas of Dar es Salaam.


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