Mozambique: Cyclone Idai & Floods Situation Report No. 12 (as of 13 April 2019)

reliefweb • 15 April 2019

This Situation Report is produced by OCHA Regional Office for Southern and Eastern Africa in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The Situation Report builds on Flash Updates #1 through #15 and provides detailed information on the situation and response by sector. The next report will be issued as of 14 April 2019.


• Almost one month on, 1 million children are in need of humanitarian assistance following Cyclone Idai’s impact in Mozambique, according to UNICEF.

• The Ministry of Education has provided 50,000 books and 50,000 pencils to students impacted by the crisis.

• Nearly 1.1 million people had received food assistance as of 13 April and distribution of seeds for the winter harvest was underway in Sofala province.

• More than 2,100 children (6-59 months) have been screened for acute malnutrition in the accommodation centres for displaced people, as of 13 April. Out of these, 62 had severe acute malnutrition and 131 had moderate acute malnutrition, who have been referred for treatment.

1.85M People in need

4,979* Cholera cases

603* Deaths

~73K* Displaced people in 70 collective sites

~1.1M People assisted with food

907K People reached with water support

*Figures as at 12 April.


Nearly one month on from Cyclone Idai, one million children in Mozambique remain in need of humanitarian assistance, according to UNICEF. As of 13 April, the official death toll remained at 603 people, the number of houses destroyed or damaged remained at 239,731, and the number of displaced people in collective sites remained at 73,296, as there was no new data released by the Government.

There are still reports of communities who remain cut-off. A few days ago, as part of the COSACA consortium and in partnership with local organisation CECOHAS, Oxfam travelled to Gentivo in Zambézia Province, which was hit by heavy flooding in early March as the storm first made its way over land. The team found some 2,000 people in Gentivo in need of assistance, with an estimated 4,000 more remaining without access. Up to that point, the community were surviving off dates, coconuts and a few small fish they could catch, according to Oxfam. Likewise, in Manica Province, some areas, particularly Mossurize and Sussundenga districts, are still difficult to reach and several communities in the Chefe de Posto Administrativo in Dombé, report being cut-off.