Cyclone Idai caused devastation in Mozambique. The threat of cholera rose every day with the contaminated flood waters. Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira City in central Mozambique in the early hours of 15 March 2019, leaving extensive destruction in its wake. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that a total of 1.6 million people have been affected in the three countries. The system also brought heavy rains and flooding to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the international community to help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact. 1/5/19. Families are beginning to leave temporary accommodation camps and return to their villages. ... Cyclone Idai updates 18/3/19 - 1/5/19. Idai is forecast to make landfall just north of Biera, Mozambique between March 14 at 1200 UTC and March 15 at 0000 UTC (on March 14 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT). Cyclone Idai: Updates, PICTURES and VIDEOS Last updated Mar 18, 2019 78,127 Two boarding school pupils are among 31 people to have been killed in eastern Zimbabwe by Cyclone Idai. Our local partners were on the ground to hand out emergency supplies to those needing it most. People lost their homes, their livelihoods, they lost children, partners, parents. Whole villages were destroyed and thousands of people were left displaced. Approach. Cyclone Idai left destruction in its wake last year.
Beira is the fourth largest city in the country and is located in the Sofala Province, central region of the country.