Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 7 (as of 8 April 2019)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 08 Apr 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 on 9 April 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Child-friendly spaces are being established by partners in multiple locations, including Beira, Dondo, and Buzi.

• Referral pathways for survivors of gender-based violence have been translated and are now being disseminated widely.

• Some 416 new cholera cases were reported on 8 April, bringing the total reported cases to 3,577, according to the Ministry of Health. More than 745,600 people had received the Oral Cholera Vaccine as of 8 April.

• More than 756,200 people have received food assistance across Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia, and the distribution of seeds is set to begin on 9 April.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

As of 8 April, the official death toll remained at 602 people. The number of houses destroyed or damaged also remained at 239,682, including 111,163 houses totally destroyed, 112,735 partially destroyed, and 15,784 flooded. There has reportedly been an increase in women-headed households as a result of the disaster, although exact numbers are yet to be verified or confirmed. At least 160,927 people were still sheltering in 164 accommodation sites across Manica (43);
Sofala (113); Tete (5) and Zambezia (3) as of 8 April, according to government figures.

The total number of registered cholera case reached 3,577 cases on 8 April, with 416 new cases reported, according to the Ministry of Health. Of note, out of the 3,577 cases recorded to date, 3,485 have already been treated and recovered.

The Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign had reached 745,609 people as of 8 April, representing 82 per cent of the target.

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