Mozambique: Flooding - Office of the Resident Coordinator, Situation Report No. 2 (17:00 of 22 January 2015)

Situation Report
Originally published


The Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared an institutional red alert on 12 January for the Central and Northern parts of the country after heavy rains resulted in severe flooding. Around 144,330 people (32,285 families) have been affected, and an estimated 11,000 houses were destroyed. Zambézia province remains the worst hit, with 119,564 people (24,278 families) affected, of which 50,481 people (11,662 families) are hosted across 49 accommodation centers. Rescue operations are still underway, and as the weather improves and river levels drop, major transport links are also beginning to be reestablished. Assessment teams are still in the field (INGC and partners) to collect more accurate information regarding immediate needs.

144,330 Affected people

86 Deaths

51,689 people in accommodation centers

11,000 Houses destroyed

433 classrooms affected