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. As of 25th March 2019, the Government reported that the death toll from the storm stands at 446 and that over I 09,000 people have taken shelter throughout 130 collective displacement sites. The latest figures from the Mozambican National Disasters Management Institute (INGC) coordination hub in Beira reported that a total of 56,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged by the storm.

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, including air assets, boats and communications.

In the days ahead, continued flooding with additional rains could exacerbate an already difficult situation. There are regular reports now of acute watery diarrhea and high risk of cholera. 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. Primary, secondary and tertiary roads have been severely damaged, and the Government is working on reopening main conduits, but it will likely take weeks to reach all affected people in isolated areas. In addition, more than 500,000 hectares of crops have been damaged, which will impact food security in the months ahead, 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 in depth assessment and support to be fully reestablished to support ongoing relief operations, as well as the longer-term recovery process.

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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