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Damages in Mozambique

Cyclone Freddy, Mozambique

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Damages in Mozambique
Damages in Mozambique
March 2023

People Helped


Humanitarian Needs

Tropical Cyclone Freddy made its second landfall in Mozambique late on March 11, affecting five provinces in the center and north of the country. Freddy brought strong winds as well as heavy rains. Some provinces received as much rain in 24 hours as they would usually experience in one month.  

In total, more than 550,000 people have been impacted, including 143 deaths and 477 injured.

Widespread infrastructure damages have been reported: 116,717 houses were damaged, and thousands of hectares of crops were completely lost.

Further, heavy rains and flooding brings concerns on the spread of cholera and waterborne diseases. 

Humanitarian Response

Plan International Canada is ensuring people receive life-saving urgent assistance to meet their basic humanitarian needs in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Namacura district. Plan is providing affected households with access to clean and safe water, personal hygiene supplies and basic information on hygiene promotion. Vulnerable and at-risk girls and boys are being supported through child protection and psychosocial support services.  

World Vision in Mozambique is ensuring households have protected and reliable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and a safe and healthy environment, reducing the risk of transmission of water-related diseases.

World Vision is also providing basic shelter materials to households (tarpaulins, tools, mosquito nets) as well as technical assistance for shelter construction in communities.

In an effort to prevent and address violence, exploitation and abuse of children and women, World Vision is training stakeholders on child protection legal frameworks, principles and standards, and establishing complaints and feedback mechanisms for community-members.  

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