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01 Mar 2017 description

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.

09 Jan 2017 description


Mozambique is experiencing its most severe drought in more than 30 years. The drought is affecting approximately 1.5 million people in seven provinces in the Southern and Central regions of the country. Due to the seriousness of the situation, the Government extended the institutional red alert for the most drought-affected provinces of Tete, Sofala, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Zambezia and Maputo.

26 Aug 2016 description


  • Up to 1,477,787 people will be reached in the coming months with food assistance;

  • The funding received/confirmed so far will only cover 38.2% of the total needs estimated in the SRP;

  • The most funded sector is the food security with US$ 67.1 million;

  • The maize grain prices remain well above the 5-year average by 177 percent in average and above last year prices by 136 percent in average;

27 Apr 2016 description

The United Nations is strengthening its support to emergency response in Mozambique, after the activation of the red alert declared by the Government.

14 Apr 2016 description


· At least 1.5 million people are currently in need of assistance based on the updated SETSAN assessment with alarming Global Acute Malnutrition rates in 3 provinces;

· The Government of Mozambique activated on 12 April 2016 the institutional Red alert due to drought;

· About 315,000 people received food assistance during March 2016 in Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Manica and Tete provinces;

· The UN system mobilized about US$ 4.7 million through CERF;

04 Mar 2016 description


  • At least 380,000 people are currently in need of assistance based on the SETSAN moderate scenario;

  • About 155,650 people received food assistance during February 2016 in Gaza, Inhambane and Sofala provinces;

  • The Ministry of Agriculture, based on the crop affected area, estimated that 261,000 farmers are currently affected by drought;

  • Updated forecast for the remaining period of rain season indicates that the rains will continue below normal in the South and Central region of the country;

08 Jan 2016 description


  • There are 176,139 people under worrying food insecurity situation distributed in four provinces namely Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala and Niassa where poor households are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 31 ) outcomes at least until 2016 staple harvests;

  • In addition there are 575,455 people at risk of food insecurity especially in Zambézia, Maputo and Niassa provinces;

  • Up to date 50,360 people are receiving food assistance in Gaza and Sofala provinces;

24 Apr 2015 description


  • The government has downgraded on 10 April 2015 the institutional Orange alert to Green alert, marking the end of emergency response actions and focusing more on recovery and prevention actions;

  • The World Bank (WB) Flood Assessment Aide Memoire indicate that the recovery and reconstruction priorities are estimated at US$ 423 million;

  • At least 35,000 houses were destroyed partially/completely in the Centre and North region by heavy rains and floods;

17 Mar 2015 description


  • From 04 to 08 March 2015, the central and north of the country were severely affected by heavy rains due to a tropical depression formed in the Mozambique Channel affecting at least 144,882 people in Nampula and Cabo Delgado;

  • There are about 10,000 houses destroyed partially/completely in Nampula and Cabo Delgado;

  • In Zambézia province, in terms of Agriculture, there are 60,723 households affected and 60,051 ha of crops lost;

10 Feb 2015 description


  • Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) proposal of US$ 3.2 million for 2015 Mozambique Floods was approved, to cover the most urgent life-saving needs in Zambézia province

  • With the closure of at least 33 accommodation centers, more than 18,000 people were recently transferred to relocating/settlement sites;

  • In Zambézia province there are 41,171 households affected and 61,979 ha of crops flooded;

06 Feb 2015 description


On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared an institutional red alert for central and northern Mozambique.

22 Jan 2015 description

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.

10 May 2013 description

Maputo, 10 May 2013. The National Health Week kicked off this week in Mozambique, with plans to reach about 4 million children under the age of 5 throughout the country, in what has become a cornerstone of national health promotion.

Launched in 2008 and organized by the Ministry of Health, the bi-annual National Health Week has grown from year to year, and includes all health centers in every district of the country. It mainly targets children under the age of 5 and women of reproductive age. But family planning services are, for example, also offered more widely.

07 Mar 2013 description

“My parents did not want to get married because I suffer from epilepsy. However, I insisted that I wanted to get married so my parents spoke to my husband explaining to him of my condition. He accepted and promised to look after me. After we married and had children he changed and became very violent with me. Many time when I suffered epileptic seizures he would bit me very brutally to the point of causing injuries,” narrated Isabel, a member of Mozambican NGO dealing with women who suffer domestic violence.