Affected countries: 
Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Cyclone ldai, a category-4 cyclone made landfall near Beira City, Sofala Province in central Mozambique on 14th March 20 19, bringing with it extreme winds of up to 224km/h, torrential rains and flash floods. The situation compounded an already fragile population, with 141,000 people affected and 66 deaths recorded as a result of storms and flooding caused by the same tropical depression in the central region of Mozambique. Estimating that 1,850,00 people have been affected by the cyclone and its aftermath, the Government of Mozambique formally requested international assistance for the humanitarian response - food, shelter, education, health and non-food items, as well as logistical support. Health and education facilities have suffered significant damage, with more than 2,800 classrooms and at least 39 Health centres confirmed impacted by the cyclone and floods. In addition, more than 500,000 hectares of crops have been damaged, which will impact food security , particularly as the losses coincide with the annual harvest season. Local community infrastructures, electricity, communications (radio and cell phone) and other major public services will need support to be fully reestablished to support ongoing relief operations, as well as the longer-term recovery process.

Opportunities/Vacancies:

It is natural that when disaster strikes many of us want to drop everything and do everything we can to help. However, the humanitarian responders have specific needs in terms of skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise. Below are some specific opportunities to support the work on the ground based on the needs of the humanitarian actors responding to the emergency.

Support to the Humanitarian Response

Not all of us have the opportunity to drop everything and leave our day to day lives to support recovery efforts in person but we can still help our communities affected by disaster by supporting humanitarian actors working to rebuild lives and livelihoods. IOM is on the ground, providing critical relief, but more support is needed. Your tax-deductible gift to USA for IOM will support the most vulnerable populations displaced by the storm.

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News & Updates

May 20, 2019, Tanmoy BISWAS

IOM ZIMBABWE CYCLONE IDAI UPDATE Issue No.17

Find the full report in the attachment below.
May 20, 2019, Tanmoy BISWAS

IOM ZIMBABWE CYCLONE IDAI UPDATE Issue No.12

Tropical cyclone Idai that tore through the eastern parts of Zimbabwe since Friday 15 March 2019 has now receded to depression as the death toll continues to rise in the Manicaland, Masvingo and Mashonaland East provinces of Zimbabwe.
May 13, 2019, Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

Idai - Remnants of a Cyclone in Black and White

The United Nations estimates that more than 1.8 million people are in need of help due to the damage caused by Cyclone Idai, a Category Three storm packing 200km/h winds and heavy rains that laid waste to large swathes of Southern Africa.
Apr 22, 2019, Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

Zimbabwe - Tropical Cyclone Idai Baseline Assessment - Round 1

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Zimbabwe, on the 15 of March 2019.
Apr 20, 2019, Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

Situation Report No. 3: Malawi Floods

This report is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian and development partners. It covers the period 23 March – 7 April 2019.
Apr 11, 2019, Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

IOM Malawi Apeal

Cyclone ldai, a category-4 cyclone made landfall near Beira City, Sofala Province in central Mozambique on 14th March 20 19, bringing with it extreme winds of up to 224km/h, torrential rains and flash floods.
Mar 29, 2019, Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

Situation Report No. 2: Malawi Floods

This report is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from March to 18-22 March 2019.
Mar 23, 2019, Roberto Gil CANCEL COMAS

Situation Report No. 1: Malawi Floods

This report is produced jointly by the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) of Malawi and the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator in Malawi, in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from March to 10-16 March 2019.
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