This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 10 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mozambique Red Cross (CVM) to deliver assistance to 75,000 people with a focus on the following areas of focus: Shelter, Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH), Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI) and National Society Capacity Strengthening for 12 months. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation1. The cyclone’s path resulted in destruction in Chinde District located in Zambézia province, Manica province and Inhambane province. While crossing, the tail of cyclone Idai has also left widespread destructions in Zimbabwe. There are concerns that the situation outside of Beira may be even worse, but these areas have been cut off and thus the scale of the damage is unknown while it is understood that the situation is severe, and hundreds of thousands have been affected. Initial figures indicate 400,000 people have been displaced with many more affected. As of March 18, the death toll from Cyclone Idai’s landfall stands at 84 and according to media reports the President of Mozambique declared it could rise above 1,000. Northern Mozambique
The overall goal of the operation is to provide immediate life-saving support to 15,000 households or 75,000 people affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira and Dondo areas focusing on shelter (including distribution of non-food items); Health; WASH and PGI.
15,000 households or 75,000 people