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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;

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.

12 Feb 2013 description

Maputo, 12 February 2013 – The Humanitarian Country Team in Mozambique composed of United Nations and non-governmental organisations, have jointly issued a proposal of US$ 30.6 million to assist the affected population after severe flooding of the Limpopo River.

08 Feb 2013 description
  1. Executive Summary

On 12 January 2013, the Mozambique authorities declared an orange alert due to heavy rains that lasted for more than a week. Until 20 January 2013, moderate to intense rains had already affected 150,000 persons throughout the country and total of 55 people lost their lives. The hardest hit is Gaza Province where 38 people have died and left 140,591 persons displaced. This number may potentially increase according to government sources, as some areas are still isolated and assessments are ongoing.

08 Feb 2013 description

CHIHAQUELANE, Mozambique, 08 February 2013 – "All I want is medical assistance and a safe place to protect my newborn baby girl," says Hortência Massango, a 25-year-old woman from Chokwe, in Gaza province, who after giving birth on a roof was rescued and taken to Chihaquelane, a temporary displacement site.

03 Feb 2013 description


  • Coordination activities have been reinforced by the Government with the set-up of a mobile emergency operations center in Xai-Xai, capital of Gaza Province.

  • Response in Gaza Province is ongoing. Air drop and air bridges are ensuring provision of humanitarian assistance to people stranded in isolated districts.

  • Health and sanitation concerns are emerging in flood-affected districts where water levels are receding, where proper cleaning up and restoration of basic health service are priority.

24 Jan 2013 description


  • 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.