Approximately 12,166 displaced families were identified within 45 relocation sites in Zambezia Province
The highest number of displaced families (2,960 families) were recorded in the district of Maganja da Costa
34 of 45 assessed sites are official government relocation communities
Mozambique experienced heavy rainfall in the beginning of January 2015, affecting over 150,000 people in the country and causing more than 150 deaths. The extreme flooding led to the displacement of over 12,000 families in the hardest hit province of Zambezia. Mozambique’s National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) has coordinated with the provincial Emergency Operation Center (COE) in Zambezia for the coordination of rescue and relief operations, yet gaps in information on the number of affected individuals and their needs at accommodation centers and relocation communities has led to challenges in implementing a timely and comprehensive response.
In order to support on-going relief efforts IOM is working in close collaboration with INGC and partners Concern, Welthungerhilfe and World Vision to implement the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in the most affected districts of Zambezia Province. The DTM is a data collection system that allows tracking and monitoring of displaced populations. The main objective of the tool is to provide the Government of Mozambique and the humanitarian community with accurate and timely information on the population displaced by the current floods, thereby facilitating advocacy and planning for the delivery of assistance.
The data presented in this report is the result of DTM assessments conducted by field monitors from IOM and partner agencies in the districts of Maganja da Costa, Mocuba, Namacurra, Nicoadala, Mopeia and Morrumbala. The multi-sectoral assessments were completed in 45 sites currently housing an IDP population. Monitors conducted interviews with community leaders, observed site conditions and surveyed focus groups with IDP representatives at each relocation site in order to gain a clear understanding of each current site specific situation. In the rounds to follow, the DTM will expand or contract reflecting the movements of displaced families throughout Zambezia Province.