An overview of the crisis
Cyclone Dineo made landfall on the coast of Inhambane province, south of Mozambique the night of Wednesday February 15th 2017 accompanied by winds of 160 kilometers per hour. It finally dissipated over South Africa and Zimbabwe on Friday February 17th.
Mozambique is experiencing its most severe drought in more than 30 years. The drought is affecting approximately 1.5 million people in seven provinces in the Southern and Central regions of the country. Due to the seriousness of the situation, the Government extended the institutional red alert for the most drought-affected provinces of Tete, Sofala, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Zambezia and Maputo.
Up to 1,477,787 people will be reached in the coming months with food assistance;
The funding received/confirmed so far will only cover 38.2% of the total needs estimated in the SRP;
The most funded sector is the food security with US$ 67.1 million;
The maize grain prices remain well above the 5-year average by 177 percent in average and above last year prices by 136 percent in average;
The United Nations is strengthening its support to emergency response in Mozambique, after the activation of the red alert declared by the Government.