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Cyclone Dineo: Rapid assessment Report - WASH and overall Humanitarian needs in the province of Inhabane following the cyclone Dineo

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1. Overall humanitarian needs and situation:

Cyclone Dineo hit Imhabane Province on the night on the 15th to 16th of February 2017 affecting mainly coastal districts (Inhambane, Jangano, Homoine, Morrumbene and Massinga) as the cyclone dissipated quickly once on land. Rapid assessment was carried out with INGC team through the supervision of his Excellency the Governor of Imhabane province and technical provincial team.
Information was triangulated through field visits (Imhabane, Jangano, Maxixe and Morrumbene) and meeting with keys informant people (District Administrators, medical staffs, teachers and directors, AIAS, SDPIE, FIPAG, DPOPHRH …).

Damages are important mainly on institutional buildings, businesses and private housing (estimated to 20.000 houses directly affected; INGC) due to roof being blown away (such 652.000 persons affected from which 130.000 are in need; INGC). It is rare to have all the building of one compound being completed damaged. Most affected people are staying in their building less impacted or staying with neighbours or relatives. From a rapid assessment made at community level by NGOs and UN agencies, humanitarian community should be able to have details information on number of families who have completely lost their houses (by 21.02.2017) but from field observation it is probably less 8.000 families (such less than 10% of the families).

Due to power cut limiting pumping, water supply has been a priority issue in the main cities but through quick response, water supply is now operational in 8 of those 9 cities.

From the the 18.02.2017 most of the needs identified are not anymore live-saving needs but recovery needs mainly related to education, health (impact on institutional buildings) and food security (impact on crop).