The aftermath of Cyclone Idai

At least 154 deaths have been reported and 187 people are registered as missing, following flooding caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai’s trajectory.

A further 162 people are reportedly injured and 136 are still marooned, according to government reports. The death toll is expected to rise as areas previously cut-off become reachable, and an additional 500 people are still missing in Rusitu Valley in Chimanimani District, where rescue efforts have been hampered by damaged roads, according to IOM.
In Chimanimani and Chipinge districts, an estimated 250,000 people have been impacted, according to the preliminary findings of an inter-sector joint rapid needs assessment mission. The mission reported further that an estimated 37 per cent (121,000 people) of the rural population in Chipinge district require urgent food assistance, while 77 per cent (114,000 people) are in need of food assistance in Chimanimani. At least 35,000 households – with over 120,000 women and over 60,000 children – are in urgent need of protection interventions in the two assessed districts (Chimanimani and Chipinge). An estimated additional 100,000 children are in need of welfare and civil registration services in nine districts.

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