An overview of the crisis
Cyclone Dineo made landfall on the coast of Inhambane province, south of Mozambique the night of Wednesday February 15th 2017 accompanied by winds of 160 kilometers per hour. It finally dissipated over South Africa and Zimbabwe on Friday February 17th.
April 26, 2012, Maputo – Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a Japanese Global Corporation, announced today a USD 60,000 (sixty thousand dollars) cash donation to the United Nations Humanitarian Country team to aid relief efforts in the areas affected by the floods, cyclones and tropical storms which hit the central and southern coast of Mozambique in early 2012, affecting 108,048 people.
￼￼ I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
In total, an estimated 116,333 people have been affected, among them 40 deaths due to two tropical storms between 18 and 26 January 2012; however, this number is expected to continue as assessment is ongoing.
In northern Mozambique, Tropical Cyclone Funso - a category 4 storm - hit Zambézia Province on 20 January 2012, affecting about 64,663 people and causing floods and damage of houses, schools and health centres.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
· Mozambique’s Technical Council of Disaster Management is considering issuing a Red Alert following the escalation of Tropical Storm Funso to a category three tropical cyclone.
· Tropical Storms Dando, a category one storm with associated winds (up to 70km/h) and moderate to heavy rainfall, caused flooding and damage to houses and schools in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza and Inhambane in southern Mozambique.
- The Hydrometric basins of the central region of the country: Save, Zambeze, Púngue and Búzi remain stable as it is forecast that the rainy season comes to an end by April. The humanitarian community is therefore closing operations in Caia and removing staff and personnel from the flood affected areas.
- Cyclone Jokwe affected an estimated 200,000 people in the provinces of Nampula and Zambezia, damaging or destroying their houses and crops.
- On March 11, the Government of Mozambique declared the end of the Red Alert for the river basins of the central region of the country. The Red Alert was declared on January 3 by the Disaster Management Coordination Council, due to the increase of water levels eventually causing devastating floods along the Zambezi.
- Cyclone 'Jokwe' has weakened with estimated maximum winds of 111 Km/h.
- Tropical cyclone Jokwe is moving South and Southeast and has retained intensity, 150km/h.
- The Costal areas of the Provinces of Nampula, Zambézia and Sofala are currently out of risk.
- The Mozambique Government has declared a Red Alert as tropical cyclone "Jokwe" hit Nampula province in northern Mozambique leaving a trail of destruction with at least 7 people killed, several injured and thousands left without shelter.
- The Instituto Nacional de Gest=E3o de Calamidades (INGC - the national disaster management authority), UN Agencies and other humanitarian partners are already in the Cyclone affected areas conducting a rapid needs assessment and providing humanitarian assistance to affected populations.
On March 9, …
MAPUTO AMMUNITION DEPOT DISASTER
1. On Thursday 22 March, massive explosions occurred at an ammunition depot in the capital Maputo. The powerful blasts sent artillery and mortar shells flying over nearby residential neighborhoods, destroying houses, killing over 100 people and injuring more than 400 according to Government authorities. Several unexploded munitions and shell casings were dispersed, posing a threat to the safety of the people living in the surrounding areas.
Reporting Period: 19-23 March 2007
MOZAMBIQUE HIT BY ANOTHER DISASTER
At least 96 were killed and about 400 injured in Mozambique capital Maputo, on Thursday March 22, following a massive fire and a series of explosions at an ammunition depot. The number of deaths could rise as many of the injuries are serious and there are people, especially children, who have not been accounted for. The health services were suddenly placed under enormous strain but are reported to have responded well.
Reporting Period: 06-09 March 2007