Emergency

Mozambique: Natural Disaster

ETC Activated
Emergency type
Asset 681
Natural disaster
ETC activation date

Tropical Cyclone Idai- a category 3 cyclone- made landfall in Beira, Mozambique’s fourth largest city, on 14 March evening, bringing with it high wind speeds of up to 224km/h and heavy rains. Cyclone Idai the strongest tropical cyclone to affect Central and North Mozambique since Tropical Cyclone Eline which struck the country in February 2000, claiming at least 800 lives.

Heavy rains have already killed about 100 people in Mozambique and Malawi while 103,169 people have been affected by the floods in the Mozambiquean provinces of Zambézia, Tete and Niassa. At least 17,095 people are displaced in Zambezia, Tete and Niassa sheltered in 15x transit centres.

The ETC deployed one staff member from FITTEST to Mozambique on 16 March to carry out assessments in the affected areas and set up common communications services to facilitate humanitarian response activities, if necessary.

ETC partners Ericsson Response, the Government of Luxembourg and Télécoms Sans Frontières have mobilized resources and communications equipment to support the augmentation of communications services to the humanitarian community in the affected areas. 

The ETC has also activated the Crisis Connectivity Charter Eutelsat and Inmarsat have deployed connectivity equipment to further support response efforts. 

Overview

Services provided
Asset 673
Asset 738
Asset 745
Asset 910
Internet
Asset 912
Phone/mobile
Asset 765
Power

Funding status

Percentage received 100.00%
Required 1.20M$
Contacts
Suzanne Fenton
ETC Operations Information Management
Dubai
+971 44542807
Pastor Lovo
IT Emergency Coordinator & ETC Coordinator (Cyclone Idai)
Beira, Mozambique (Cyclone Idai)