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Multinational - Proposal for three Grants of US$1,000,000.00 (Mozambique), US$250,000.00 (Zimbabwe) and US$250,000.00 (Malawi) for Emergency Humanitarian Relief Assistance Related to the 2019 Tropical Cyclone IDAI for Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe


Tropical Cyclone Idai was characterized by high winds between 170-220 km per hour and rainfall of 150 mm in 24 hours, that made landfall during the night of 14 March 2019 causing heavy downpours and floods in 64 districts (in five provinces) in Mozambique, 15 districts of Malawi and 8 districts of Zimbabwe. The flooding was aggravated by heavy rainfall between 5-8 March 2019 characterized by 140-180 mm in 24 hour in 58 districts in the same region. The destructive impact of the floods in the affected communities in those countries led the Governments of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe to declare an institutional Red Emergency alert1 and State of Disaster. The reported death toll, up to this point, is 446 people in Mozambique, 56 in Malawi and 259 in Zimbabwe and more than 1,500, 672 and 200 people injured, respectively. Approximately 57,600 and 923 homes have been destroyed in Mozambique and Zimbabwe, respectively. Cumulatively, 850,000, 868,000 and 15,000 people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have been affected by the tropical cyclone including approximately 2,500,000 in need for assistance (UN estimates put the figure at 1.83 million only in Mozambique). These figures are expected to rise in the days ahead as the full extent of the damage and loss of life becomes known.

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