Mozambique Southern Africa

Round 18
Jan 01 2021
IDP Population

Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in central Mozambique on 14 March 2019. An estimated 1.85 million people across Mozambique have been affected, according to the UN. As of 03 April, 598 people are confirmed dead and 1,641 injured according to the National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC). Nearly 200,000 houses were identified by authorities as totally destroyed (85,265), partially destroyed (97,276) or flooded (15,784). More than 131,000 displaced people were sheltering in 136 sites across Sofala (109,199 people), Manica (14,047 people), Zambezia (5,235 people) and Tete (2,655 people) after consolidation of several smaller sites and reduction in water levels.

Through support from United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDAO), IOM has been working with partners on the ground to carry out initial assessments The information obtained through the reporting has served to clarify the geographical coordinates of site locations, confirm estimates of IDP figures, and corroborate important data relevant to site management.