• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 3,396,000 People affected [?]
  • 84,000 People displaced [?]
  • 488 Fatalities reported [?]
  • 1,690,000 People in Need [?]



Mozambique is exposed to extreme climatic conditions and hazards such as cyclones, storms, and flash floods. Drought also occurs, primarily in the southern region. The recurrence of these events has had detrimental effects on food security and nutrition. An estimated 2 million people are severely food insecure (IPC 3 and above), including some 800,000 in need of lifesaving assistance. ?

In 2019, Mozambique was hit by two Tropical Cyclone in the same season for the first time in recorder history, affecting over 2 million people overall and bringing widespread destruction. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on the city of Beira, central Mozambique on 14 March with sustained wind of up to 185km/h and torrential rains affecting Sofala, Zambezia, Tete and Manica provinces. In Mozambique, Cyclone Idai affected 1.85 million people and killed over 600. More than 200,000 houses, classrooms and facilities have been destroyed, and road infrastructure has been severely damaged. An outbreak of cholera and increased cases of malaria have been reported. Tropical Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on the evening of 25 April 2019, about 100km north of Pemba city, Cabo Delgado province resulting in 45 people death and 374,000 in need of assistance. The districts of Macomia, Ibo and Quissanga were the most severely impacted. At least 19 health posts were destroyed by the impact of the cyclone and an outbreak of cholera was declared on 1 May. The impact on food security and livelihoods will affect the population in the long term, due to extensive damage to crops right before the harvest due in March-April as well as loss of goods in markets, seeds and tools. ?

The northern province of Cabo Delgado is also being affected by a suspected Islamist insurgency since October 2017, with violent attacks displacing thousands of people and counter-attacks by the Government leading to human rights abuses. These attacks are likely to hamper registration activities for October 2019 elections.  ?

INFORM measures Mozambique’s risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster for 2019 to be high, at 6/10, the same as in 2018. Mozambique’s vulnerability is measured at 6.5/10 and lack of coping capacity at 6.6/10.?

Latest Developments


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