Mozambique

Donor Alert: Tropical Cyclone Idai, Mozambique, March 2019

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PEOPLE AFFECTED

  • 1.8 million people IN NEED OF HEALTH SERVICES

HEALTH SECTOR

At least 55 health centres severely damaged in three of six most affected provinces

MAJOR HEALTH RISKS

  • Infectious diseases: water-borne (cholera, typhoid, AWD); measles
  • vector-borne: malaria, dengue
    • Complications of NCDs, chronic diseases, HIV, TB
  • Disruption of primary and secondary health care

FUNDING

HEALTH & NUTRITION RESPONSE PLAN
UD$ 38.5 million REQUESTED

WHO US$ 13 million REQUESTED *
US$ 730 000 RECEIVED 94% FUNDING GAP

Contact

COUNTRY OFFICE:
Dr Djamila CABRAL
WHO Representative
Email: cabrald@who.int

REGIONAL OFFICE:
Thierno Balde
Emergency Operations Manager
a.i.
Email: baldet@who.int

HEADQUARTERS:
Christophe Schmachtel
Emergency Officer
Email: schmachtelc@who.int

CURRENT SITUATION

A category 4 tropical cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on 14 March, affecting 50 districts in 6 provinces with severe flooding. The port city of Beira (0.5m people) and surrounding areas, were badly damaged by the cyclone and completely cut off by floodwaters, leaving thousands of people marooned on rooftops. The President of Mozambique declared a State of Emergency on 19 March. 1.8 million people need urgent humanitarian assistance. Transport infrastructure was badly damaged, with broken road, rail and air links. Two weeks after the cyclone, around 128,000 displaced people are still sheltering in 154 collective shelters. To date the official death toll has risen to 468 and is expected to increase.