27 April 2015
- 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;
- The impact of the rains, floods and pests in the Agriculture sector led to the losses of at least 103,807 ha affecting about 112,123 families;
- A cholera outbreak was recorded in Tete, Nampula, Zambézia, Sofala, Niassa and recently in Cabo Delgado provinces, with a cumulative of 8,351 cases and 64 deaths since 25 December 2014.
20 March 2015
- 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;
- A cholera outbreak has been confirmed in Tete, Nampula, Zambézia, Sofala and Niassa provinces, with a cumulative of 5.894 cases and 48 deaths since 25 December 2014.
4 March 2015
This report is prepared by the Humanitarian Country Team/Office of the Resident Coordinator in Mozambique. It covers the period from 09 to 23 February 2015.
- The power supply to the northern Mozambique and the traffic over Licungo bridge has been restored;
- The logistic capacity in Zambézia province was reinforced through the arrival of Helicopter with 3 metric tons load capacity;
- In Zambézia province there are 44,114 households affected and 39,946 ha of crops lost;
- A cholera outbreak has been confirmed in Tete, Nampula and Niassa provinces, northern Mozambique, with a cumulative of 3,478 cases and 37 deaths since 25 December 2014; The outbreak in Tete province is very serious considering that in Tete municipality alone, over 534 cases of cholera were reported in one week (from 08/02 to 16/02/2015),
11 February 2015
This document, jointly developed by UN agencies; IOM; the Red Cross; and NGOs, guides the support to be provided by HCT to GoM in meeting the humanitarian needs of the affected population and undertaking necessary steps towards an early recovery and resilience-building of communities.
It explains the overall and sectoral strategies, and resources needed by all partners and donors willing to support this tremendous effort. It includes both immediate life-saving assistance to the affected population and early recovery actions. The activities, when possible, are carried out with a gender perspective and human rights-based approach.
This RRP seeks $30.3 million to enable the humanitarian community to address the needs of over 160,000 flood-affected people, in particular 50,000 IDPs, to recover and rebuild their lives. Furthermore, it seeks to support those whose crops and livelihoods were devastated by the heavy rains and floods.
The main strategic objectives of the Response and Recovery Proposal are:
1) To provide immediate lifesaving and life-sustaining assistance to the population affected by the floods in the following areas: shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene, food, health, protection, nutrition and education;
2) To restore livelihoods and support the normalisation of flood-affected communities through early recovery and resilience-building activities that link the humanitarian activities to longer-term development efforts, and;
3) Boost logistics and operational
capacity by strengthening coordination and reinforcing the logistics cluster, guaranteeing that relief items are adequately procured and distributed in a timely manner.
11 February 2015
• Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) proposal of US$ 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;
• A cholera outbreak has been reported in Nampula and Niassa provinces, northern Mozambique, with a cumulative of 1,094 cases and 7 deaths since 25 December 2014;
• 160,000 Affected people
• 158 Deaths
• 45,000 people in accommodation centers/relocating sites
• 12,600 Houses totally destroyed
• 1,641 classrooms affected/destroyed
26 January 2015
On 12 January 2015, the Council of Ministers of Mozambique declared the institutional red alert for the Central and North parts of the Country, due to heavy rains recorded and consequent floods in large areas. This has affected communities, public and private infrastructure telecommunications, road-transport, energy especially in Zambezia and Nampula provinces. The most critical situation –as of now- is in the Licungo River Basin, Zambezia Province, where exceptionally high water levels are recorded. The floods have isolated entire districts and communities, and cut many communication routes, with telecommunication breakdowns. According to preliminary data released by Government, 52,692 people were affected with 31,218 in Zambezia and 15,423 in Nampula. In Zambézia province there are 22,332 people in 14 accommodations centers (about 4,365 families);
especially in Mocuba, Nicoadala and Morrumbala districts; About 4,831 houses were totally destroyed (2,480 in Zambezia and 1,900 in Nampula) and 2,611 partially destroyed.
The rescue operations, led by the Government through its National Disaster Management Institute (INGC), sectors, the national army and Humanitarian Country Team are ongoing. Importantly, persistent heavy rains, strong waves and streams in the river and flooded areas hinder search & rescue operations by boat in the area, while road transport is interrupted. Air bridges are being established: as of now the South African Air Force has mobilized airborne support as well as the Air Force of the Government of Mozambique.
o Logistic effort is on-going to cope with the damage in infrastructures and communication such as roads including cuts in the main national road N1, bridges, electricity poles, water supply system, railway, and should be reinforced.
o Immediate life-saving humanitarian assistance is being given by the Government and its Partners. Assessment teams are reaching the field (INGC and Partners) to produce more accurate need assessments, until now difficult because of the limited access.
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- 25 January 2015 WFP Responds To Floods In Northern And Central Mozambique