Mozambique: flooding in the central provinces
Created: 21/03/2023 +


On 11 March 2023, Cyclone Freddy made its second landfall as a severe tropical cyclone on Mozambique’s Zambezia province, following its first landfall on Inhambane province on 24 February. As at 16 March, the cyclone had dissipated over land. It brought heavy rains across Manica, Niassa, Sofala, Tete, and Zambezia provinces, affecting more than 250,000 people. The rains resulted in floods and landslides. As at 15 March, about 49,200 people had been displaced and were sheltering at accommodation centres in the affected provinces. The total death toll in the aftermath of the second landfall is 86.