On 22 January 2013, an institutional red alert was declared by the Disaster Management Coordination Council (CCGC) in an extraordinary meeting.
The same day, flooding in Chokwe and Guija districts in Gaza Province left 5 people dead and an estimated 30,000 people in need of evacuation. The flooding is caused by high water outflow from South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The evacuation in both Chokwe and Guija is ongoing, and more than 10,000 people at risk have already been moved to 4 temporary shelters in the surrounding highlands.
Affected people continue to receive food and non-food items at the nine temporary shelters set up around Maputo city.