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Mozambique: Initial Assessment Report - Tropical Cyclone IDAI, District of Dondo

Key findings: 

The initial assessment indicated that there are around 70,000 affected people across the assessed area which equals to around 38% of the total population of the district of Dondo. This will have to be confirmed and verified with more in-depth assessments in the coming days.

A reported 4,000 people were displaced due to flooding but now have returned to their areas of origin due to the improved accessibility of roads.

The majority of communities have reported concerns and needs throughout all sectors, with Food and WASH / Heath being identified as life threatening. Crops have been destroyed, including stockpiles of communities and the lack of logistics access is hampering the replenishment of markets and therefore communities are lacking access to food. WASH infrastructures are being overloaded in temporary shelters and the extent of the inland muddy storm waters of Cyclone Idai contain multiple risks to human health with Cholera being foremost among these.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
25 Mar 2019
Report completed
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Government of Mozambique - National Disaster Management Institute
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
COSACA Consortium
Tropical Cyclone Idai - Mar 2019