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Southern Africa Weekly Report (26th May to 1st June 2015)

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Regional Overview

OCHA ROSA has published a humanitarian bulletin on the regional flood season. Highlights include:

  • More than 1.82 million people were affected by floods or storms and at least 539 people lost their lives during the 2014/2015 Southern Africa rainfall season.

  • Extremely heavy rains over Malawi and Mozambique displaced 230,000 and 68,000 people respectively.

  • In Madagascar, Tropical Storm Chedza alone affected 123,225 people.

  • Significant cholera outbreaks were recorded in the Malawi and Mozambique, as well as smaller outbreaks in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. As of 18 May, Mozambique had registered 8,835 cholera cases with 65 deaths; and as of 24 May, Malawi had registered 675 cases and 11 deaths. Both countries are experiencing a decrease in the number of new cases being reported.

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