Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 8 (as of 9 April 2019)

Situation Report
Originally published


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 10 April 2019.


  • As of 9 April, 495 new cholera cases were reported, bringing the total reported cases to date to 4,072, according to the Ministry of Health. Of these, 3,989 cases have been treated and discharged.

  • The Oral Cholera Vaccination (OCV) campaign finished on 9 April, with 802,347 people vaccinated, 96 per cent of the target.

  • More than 867,300 people had received food assistance as of 9 April.

  • Distribution of seeds for the winter harvest began in Sofala province and will be followed in Manica province.

  • The number of school-age children affected by the crisis has risen to more than 305,700, according to government figures.

1.85M People in need

4,072 Cholera cases

802K People reached with Cholera Vaccine

602 Deaths

~73K Displaced people in 88 collective sites

867K People assisted with food


As of 9 April, the official death toll remained at 602 people and the number of houses destroyed or damaged remained at 239,682, including 111,163 houses totally destroyed, 112,735 partially destroyed, and 15,784 flooded. As for people living in collective sites, there was a significant decrease reported by the Government from 160,927 on 8 April to 73,740 on 9 April. The number of collective sites reported by the Government nearly halved, from 164 to 88. The biggest reduction was in Sofala, where 113 sites were reported on 8 April, compared to 37 on 9 April.

As of 9 April, according to the Ministry of Health, the total number of registered cholera case reached 4,072, with 495 new cases reported. Of the 4,072 cases reported, 3,989 cases have received medical treatment and are recovering. Meanwhile, the Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign ended on 9 April with 802,347 people vaccinated; 96 per cent of the targeted people.

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