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Credit: Flooding of the Buzi area, OCHA/ Saviano Abreu

Tropical Cyclones Idai and kenneth

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall on the evening of 14 March 2019 through Beira city, Sofala province, central Mozambique. 

  • Its impact and related flooding in central Mozambique has left about 600 people dead and over 1,600 injured.
  • Over 72,000 IDPs are sheltered in 65 centres across Sofala, Manica, Zambezia and Tete.
  • Nearly 240,000 houses have been reported damaged or destroyed as well as 700,000 hectares of crops.
  • Nearly 15,000 cases of malaria have been reported in Sofala province, as well as 6,500 cases of cholera.
  • At least 177,000 people are estimated to be in more than 50 communities that are hard-to-reach or inaccessible by road.

On 25 April, Tropical Cyclone Kenneth hit the northern province of Cabo Delgado:

  • 170,000 people were affected, 38 people killed and over 20,000 displaced.
  • Nearly 35,000 houses have been destroyed or partially damaged, as well as 200 classrooms affecting access to education for more than 20,000 students.
  • At least 14 health facilities have also been impacted.
  • Livelihoods and food security are likely to deteriorate following the impact of the Cyclone and the torrential rain across more than 30,000 hectares of crops. 


acaps_in_the_field_mozambique_tw.pngSince Idai made landfall, ACAPS has been conducting analysis. Three ACAPS staff were deployed to Beira to provide analytical support to the Mozambique EOC Assessment & Analysis Cell, together with REACH, Map Action, OCHA and IFRC. Additional and remote support was provided by the ACAPS Geneva Analysis team. 

ACAPS team took over the analytical task of comparing the primary data with baseline data and in-crisis secondary data of the available sources and assessments conducted by actors on the ground. ACAPS also used its network of cluster contacts to provide expert judgement on draft narratives of sectoral interpretations. 

ACAPS together with its partner and the Government of Mozambique released the rapid multi-sectoral assessment, as well as district profiles for the affected provinces of Sofala and Manica.

Ongoing monitoring and independent analysis is provided by ACAPS remotely.

See the latest our latest report on the Cyclone Kenneth.


District profiles

This deplyoment was funded by UK aid from the UK government and the H2H Fund

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