Mozambique: Death Toll Rising in Mozambique Flooding Crisis

Lester Mason
March 15, 2019

The floods in Mozambique, one of Africa's poorest countries, have already destroyed 5 756 homes, affecting 15 467 households and 141 325 people. In Malawi, almost 739,800 people have been impacted, according to the Government, with 45 deaths and 577 injuries recorded.

"Most of the displaced families are living in camps", Khamula said. In Mozambique, more than 103,100 people have been affected (more than 48,000 people in Zambezia, more than 51,200 in Tete and almost 3,900 in Niassa), with 15 deaths recorded.

More than 168,000 hectares of crops were also destroyed, the government spokeswoman added. It is calling for a devastating 10- to 14-foot storm surge, with destructive waves and surf that could propel water even higher.

Authorities are leading the response and together with the partners, providing humanitarian assistance to the affected population.


"Disaster teams and officials are assessing the damage".

At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843 000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the United Nations said, prompting calls for emergency aid.

TROPICAL Cyclone Idai, which is brewing in Mozambique, is expected to hit Zimbabwe over the weekend with strong winds and thunderstorms likely to leave a trail of destruction in Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland, the Meteorological Service Department has said.

According to the Saffir-Simpson scale Cyclone Idai is now and extremely risky category 4 storm and has explosively intensified in the past 8 hours which is expected to make landfall by tomorrow. The Civil Protection Unit evacuated more than 700 people who were marooned by floods in the district. The latest projections indicate that Idai may then turn back east and re-enter the Mozambique Channel, potentially going on to impact southern Madagascar.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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