Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 10 (as of 11 April 2019)
This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates #1 through #15 and provides detailed information on the situation and response by sector. The next report will be issued as of 12 April 2019.
• Nearly 955,000 people had received food assistance as of 11 April and distribution of seeds for the winter harvest began in Sofala province. On 11 April, the first joint distribution of seeds and food took place in Lamego, Nhamatanda.
• On 11 April, 287 new cholera cases were reported, bringing the total reported cases to 4,661, according to the Ministry of Health.
• The number of school-age children affected by the crisis has risen to at least 335,132, according to government figures.
• More than 10,500 children (6-59 months) have been screened for acute malnutrition in the cyclone-affected districts. Out of these, 86 children were severely malnourished and 229 were moderately malnourished.
• Some 22,775 households have been reached with shelter materials and/or non-food items.
As of 11 April, the official death toll remained at 602 people, and the number of houses destroyed was 239,731, including 112,745 houses totally destroyed, 111,202 partially destroyed, and 15,784 flooded. Meanwhile, the Government reported that 73,643 displaced people were living in 77 collective sites as of 11 April. Many more displaced people are thought to be staying with friends and family.
According to the Ministry of Health, as of 11 April, the total number of registered cholera cases reached 4,661, with 288 new cases reported from Beira (251), Dondo (67), Nhamatanda (66) and Buzi (7). Of the 4,661 cases reported, over 4,610 have been treated and are recovering.
Meanwhile, the Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign ended on 9 April, with 803,125 people vaccinated; 98.6 per cent of the target. At the same time, malaria cases are on the rise, with 8,890 cases reported since 27 March, in Beira (2,683), Dondo (2,811), Nhamatanda (3,319) and Buzi (77 since 5 April).