Mozambique: Floods Emergency Appeal n° (MDRMZ011)

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Appeal launched January 2015 to June 2015

$847,607 Appeal budget


On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared the institutional red alert for Mozambique after intense rains fell over the country, affecting thousands of people, disrupting roads and damaging infrastructure.

According to the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC) it is estimated that near 144,330 people (approximately 30,000 families) are affected across the country. In Zambézia province a total of 95,360 people (19,072 families) are affected by the floods, with 50,481 people (11,661 households) hosted in 49 accommodation centres.

The death toll due to flooding, lightning and house collapse has risen to 64. The situation and figures may vary as the capacity to assess the situation improves. Additional air transport support is being sought.
This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some CHF 847,607 to enable the IFRC to support the Mozambique National Red Cross Society (CVM) to deliver assistance and support 15,000 people (3,000 households), with a focus on emergency shelter, health, water and sanitation, restoration of family links (RFLs), and National Society capacity building and Disaster Risk Reduction. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point of the evolving operation, and will be adjusted based on further developments and the more detailed assessments to be carried out by National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) and CVM volunteers.