Mozambique - Tropical Cyclone IDAI and Floods
(DG ECHO, UN OCHA, INGC, media)
- According to UN OCHA, as of 23 March, in Mozambique 417 people have died, more than 1 500 people have been injured and nearly 90 000 persons are sheltering in at least 122 sites across Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia. The numbers are expected to rise in the days ahead.
- Based on the latest assessment of UN OCHA, the search and rescue phase is over. However, search and rescue capacities should remain on stand-by, in case additional flooding occurs. Furthermore, there is no need of water purification capacities at the moment. Remaining on stand-by is recommended.
- In addition, 3 140 schools have been destroyed, affecting more than 90 000 students. More than 33 600 houses and at least 500 000 hectares of crops have been ruined.
- According to the Logistics Cluster latest update of 23 March, two coordination cells have been established in Maputo and Beira. Beria and Chimoio airports are fully operational, as well as Beira seaport.
- The European Commission is responding to the emergency. In-kind assistance from Member States is being mobilised through the Union Civil Protection Mechanism. Offers from Germany, Denmark, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg and Portugal, have been accepted by Mozambique.
- An EU Civil Protection Team of ten experts and two Emergency Response Coordination Centre liaison officers have been deployed over the week-end, in addition to a DG ECHO Rapid Response Coordinator and two humanitarian experts deployed at the very beginning.
Thailand - Tsunami warning
(DG ECHO, DDPM, media)
- Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation issued a tsunami warning for Ranong, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun provinces on 24 March.
- The warning was issued following two earthquakes of 5.0 and 5.2 magnitude, which struck Andaman Islands. The warning is for monitoring purposes.