This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,728,741 in cash, kind, or services to support the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to assist 14,000 households (70,000 beneficiaries) for 12 months, and will be completed by the end of February, 2013. A Final Report will be made available by May 2013 (three months after the end of the operation).
In addition, the IFRC is soliciting CHF 62,373 to cover the cost of Shelter Cluster coordination; funds will be allocated to this component when partners expressly indicate their interest.
CHF 297,349 was allocated from the IFRC Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support this operation. Unearmarked funds to replenish DREF are encouraged.
According to the Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades (INGC), the government body for disaster management, 40 people are reported to have died and approximately 120,000 people were affected as a result of the recent tropical storm DANDO and tropical cyclone FUNSO. The Council of Ministers met on the 2nd of February to discuss the impact of the natural disasters that affected the country in January in Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Zambézia and Nampula provinces. The INGC also confirmed that the impact of the disasters caused destruction of infrastructure including 30,000 houses, 565 classrooms and 31 health facilities. CVM participated in the multi sectoral assessments undertaken to determine the impact of the cyclone and storm.
While the government had not declared a state of emergency nor officially called for international assistance, it has agreed to appeal for international support for the CVM and this Emergency Appeal is being launched accordingly based on a request from the CVM and with the information available at this time reflecting the initial assessment from the IFRC-deployed Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT).
This appeal includes the relief and recovery activities to be undertaken in Gaza and Zambézia provinces which were among the worst affected. The operation will last for twelve months and will target a total of 14, 000 households with relief assistance during the emergency and recovery phases. It is anticipated that the operational approach and strategy will be updated and adjusted to meet the evolving situation.