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Key figures

  • 374,000 People affected [?]
  • 3,000 People displaced [?]



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. Nearly 45,000 houses have been either partially or totally destroyed, in addition to 500 classrooms, affecting access to education for more than 40,000 children. Food insecurity remains a major concern, as floods have affected 55,000 hectares of crops during the harvest period, including 40% reported completely destroyed. Livelihoods are impacted following the cyclone’s destruction of 10,000 boats and fishing equipment. As of 12 May, 3,000 people were still sheltered in accommodation centres and about 68,000 people have been targeted for resettlement. At least 19 health posts were destroyed by the impact of the cyclone. There have been 150 cases of cholera reported, however a vaccination campaign is due to start on 16 May. WASH facilities are severely affected, especially in Pemba where the entire water system network has reportedly broken. Lack of electricity has been affecting water supply in areas serviced with electric water tanks. The insecurity situation due to violent attacks that have been ongoing in Cabo Delgado since October 2017 has not impacted relief distribution. ?

Latest Developments


01/05: A cholera outbreak has been declared with 64 cumulative cases, reported in Pemba town and Mecufi district; Pemba is one of the most cholera-endemic areas in Mozambique. At least 19 health facilities have been damaged as well as WASH facilities, increasing the spread of water-borne diseases. More than 45,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed as well ass nearly 500 classrooms affecting access to education for 40,000 children. Livelihoods have been severely impacted as over 55,000 hectares of crops have been destroyed during the main harvest and fishing boats have been swept away. This will likely increase food insecurity over the next months. Despite receding water, many areas remain flooded; physical constraints and lack of electricity are hampering communications and humanitarian operations. Local sources report security incidents in Macomia district.?