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Cyclone Idai

One of the worst tropical storms to affect Southern Africa and Mozambique

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Situation reports on the ground

Donated by Clubs and Individuals

The Devastation and  Support to the people of Mozambique

District 9400 Support to Mozambique

Coordinating Committee

Chair: PDG Grant Daly
District Governor Charles Deiner
District Governor Elect Maurice Stander
District Governor Nominee Annemarie Mostert
District Governor Nominee Designate Stella Anyangwe
IPDG Jankees Sligcher
PP Steve Du Plessis
PDG David Grant (communication and general networking)
AG Bruno Amaral (assisted by Gloria & Liliana) (communication and networking in Mozambique)

Contact email: reaction(at)rotary9400.co.za (please correct email)

Monetary Donations

Account Name: Rotary International Projects Account
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Four Ways Crossing
Branch Number: 009953
Account Number: 372510949
Swift Code: SBZAZAJJ

Reference:

For Rotarians/Clubs/Districts:

Moz – Your name/Club name/District No
i.e. Moz-Rtn John,or Moz-Nelspruit, or Moz-District 9400(D9400)

For Individuals or companies:

Moz – Your name/company
i.e. Moz- John Smith, or Moz-XX Electrical

Disaster response grant DR1 approved

District 9400 NPC, was successful in securing the first Disaster Response Grant (DR1) The award amount is $25,000 and will be used for the following specific purpose:
$15,000 To purchase Squirt water filters
$10,000 To purchase and distribute medical supplies
Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make this happen.

Monetary Contributions

Club/Person/Organisation

Contribution

FB Link

Ann Lake PublicationsR2,000.00 
Geoff & Cheryl HavengaR500.00 
RC Benoni AuroraR10,000.00@benoniaurorarotary
RC Benoni van RynR2,000.00 
RC CenturionR1,000.00@rotarycenturion
RC Edenvale R5,000.00@edenvalerotaryclub  
RC Ermelo PhoenixR5,000.00 
RC HaenertsburgR2,000.00RC Haenertsburg
RC Johannesburg New DawnR10,000.00@rcnewdawn
RC Knights Pendragon R10,000.00@rotaryclubknightspendragon
RC KrugersdorpR15,000.00RC Krugersdorp
RC Malkerns Valley  
RC Mbuluzi Mbabane to Polona R25,000.00@therotaryclubofmbuluzimbabane
RC Meyerton/Henley on KlipR1,000.00RC Meyerton/Henley

Club/Person/Organisation

Contribution

FB Link

RC MiddelburgR12,000.00RC Middelburg
RC Middelburg CycadR10,000.00RC Middelburg Cycad
RC Northcliff R10,000.00@northcliffrotaryclub
RC Pietersburg 100 R50,000.00@rotarypbg100
RC PolokwaneR50,000.00@rotarypolok9400
RC Pretoria EastR1,850.00@rotaryclubofpretoriaeast
RC Riverside R5,000.00@riversiderotary
RC VanderbijlparkR5,000.00RC Vanderbijlpark
RC White River R30,000.00@rotarywhiteriver
RC WitbankR11,000.00 
Rtn C QuallyR500.00 
Rtn WayneR2,000.00 
UnknownR500.00 
UnknownR1,000.00 
   

Total

R277,350.00

 

Goods Donated

Club / Person

Goods

FB Link

POAF10,000 mosquito nets, and Hlokomela another 15,000. 12,500 earmarked for Kingsley Holgate to distribute@theprincessofafricafoundation
RC Fourways Main Reef1670 Blankets@fourwaysmainreef
RC Johannesburg20 Boxes Watermaker Sachets (4000,000Lt purified water)@RoCJHB
RC Malkernd ValleyClothes and water 
RC ManziniClothing@rotaryclubofmanzini
RC Pietersburg 100Food Packets and Shoes / Donation@rotarypbg100
RC White RiverWater Purification Sachets / Aircraft fuel@rotarywhiteriver
Sandton Holiday InnLinnen and beds organized by PDA Sylvia Knoop 

Feedback from District 9370

Many Rotarians are very concerned about the crisis in Mozambique and I would like to give you an update as to what our District is doing with regard to the Cyclone Idai and the massive destruction it has caused. The Rotary Club of Ballito responded immediately when the Cyclone struck and set up a special account to offer relief. Due to their close links with our friends in Mozambique, I realised that it would expediate things if one Rotary Club handled the crisis rather than set up a District Fund. I am in close contact with DG Hutch in the area as well.

We are very fortunate to be working very closely with the Rotary Club of Polana in Mozambique and we have concentrated our efforts in the District with supplying nutrition in the form of a food product which is sourced in our own District. The nutritious maize roll supplies all the daily nutritional needs for two people for a landed price to Mozambique for under R10. It has a shelf life of 12 months and is what is being requested by our friends in Mozambique as people are starving. The task of getting the food to Mozambique is a huge one, which is being expertly handled.

Other Districts are concentrating on water purification needs and rebuilding requirements. As more and more money is collected from our District, we can also look at these areas to show our support. Right now, food is critical to the people there as well. As I said in my earlier correspondence to clubs, the Rotary club of Ballito have taken up the collection and distribution of the food source on behalf of all of us.

PDG Richard Brooks will give a clear and concise record of all money collected and all spending at the end of July 2019 will be accounted for.. So far , we have collected R82 500. Any Rotarian or Club is very welcome to contact him and ask for more information.

His email is richardbrooks149@hotmail.com
Cell 073 210 1235
He has lots and lots of information which is available through him. Any club wishing to donate, please note the banking details :

The Rotary Club of Ballito
Standard Bank
040027
052761053
Please ref IDAI Food Relief

NEEDS

Short Term

Provision of items such as:

Tents
Emergency Kits
Non-perishable items
Quick Water purification equipment (to assist immediate needs)

Long Term

Rebuilding of infrastructure:

Roads
Houses
Clinics
Hospitals
Schools

Aid Strategy: Keep it simple and attainable.

  • Primarily collect non-perishable foods and goods and despatch to Maputo. Transport by road to affected areas is as of Monday 25 March 2019 possible.
  • Apply to The Rotary Foundation for Disaster Relief Funding to a max of $25000. Intention is to spend such on Squirt water filters and much needed medical supplies.
  • Collect cash from clubs. In the event that we are not successful with The Rotary Foundation Grant, spend such on one or more of the above short term requirements. In the event that we are successful with the disaster Relief funding consider a Global Grant for Rebuilding of Infrastructure.
  • Network with other NGO’s in providing assistance and supplies.

Logistical Challenges

Clearance at border on Mozambique side– Send details of delivery to the INGC before dispatch. Vehicle permits will be required. Cost is approximately R1900/vehicle.

Clearance at border on SA side – Given that the export is for disaster aid SARS regards the export as a ghost export and so no export permit is required. However, delivery note/waybill must clearly describe delivery address and purpose and on return thru customs they might ask for proof/confirmation of delivery.

All paperwork must be ready before any truck is despatched.

Trucks to be covered in case of rain.

Arrangements to receive goods need to be in place in Maputo plus arrangements to deliver from Maputo to Beira.

Communications with Mozambique

All communications with Mozambique to be channeled through David Grant and Bruno Amaral in Maputo.

As for the logistics, Mozambique Rotarians have established the following options

INGC – The consignment is to be delivered to the INGC’s warehouse in Maputo where most of the goods are being assembled. The goods are then taken to Beira on INGC’s discretion, be it by sea or air.

  1. To note that, the City of Beira is not the only region that needs help – there are other regions that also require aid. For this reason, the benefit of delivering the item directly to INGC would allow them to decide where the goods are most effective.
  2. Nevertheless, as part of Rotary’s donation requirements we should ask that they let us know where the goods will be donated to, in addition to a photographic record be made of the delivery to the affected people. Also, the actual delivery of the goods to INGC’s warehouse should also be photographed.
  3. RC Polana will be available to guide the trucks to where they should deliver the goods.

WFP – The consignment could also be delivered to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) warehouse in Maputo. Although, this information is still to be provided by Nour from the WFP. RC Polana will be available to guide the trucks to where they should deliver the goods.

Should the Rotarians in Maputo find other means, they will advise the committee. All these details will need to be coordinated prior to any consignment leaving South Africa, just so we don’t have any issues once the goods are in Maputo.

Determine Collection Points

Clubs are encouraged to arrange collection points within their own communities.

The road to Beira is now open

Partners

District 9400 is in communication with the following organisations

Australian Disaster Aid

UPDATES

From the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

The totals below will be updated on a regular basis

1.85M

Affected People

4,373

Cholera cases

803,125

People Vaccinated Campaign ended 9 April 

239,682

Houses destroyed/damaged

602

Deaths
Cholera deaths
3

715,000

Hectares of crops destroyed

867,000

People assisted with food

7,534

Malaria cases reported

655

Malaria Deaths 2019 1st Quarter

11 April 2019

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Needs:

  • Provision of safe water, appropriate sanitation and health and hygiene education to affected communities is critical to minimize the risk of WASH related disease outbreaks, including cholera.
  • Handwashing stations and practices are limited and not properly maintained. Waste management is also general problem in most affected areas.

Response:

  • WASH in school and hospital assessment template has been developed and shared with partners for comments.
  • WASH partners with IOM supported World Central Kitchen to improve hygiene standards of food distribution in accommodation centres.
  • The Sanitation Working Group is currently preparing minimum standards and technical support guidance.
  • The WASH cluster continues to support in recovering the power supply to the water supply pumps and waste treatment plants.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Certeza (for water purification) is available in camps but is not systematically or appropriately used. Some volunteers are not trained to use Certeza.
  • Water sanitizers have reportedly run out in Beira – other alternatives such as chlorine are being explored.
  • Waste management capacity of Beira municipality was low prior to the cyclone and has deteriorated, creating significant gaps.
  • Installation of WASH facilities in relocation camps is ongoing but needs to be improved and scaled up.

Health

Needs:

  • As of 9 April, the total number of registered cholera cases increased to 4,072 (up from 3,577 case on 8 April), according to the Ministry of Health.
  • Cumulatively, 7,534 malaria cases have been reported since 7 March.

Response:

  • The cholera vaccination campaign has been completed, with at least 802,347 people
  • vaccinated – over 96 per cent of the targeted population. Another 34,200 doses are available in cold storage and a plan is being developed to identify additional people to receive the vaccine. Despite the vaccination campaign being completed, the risk of cholera remains very high and needs to be followed up closely with WASH interventions.
  • In addition to the Malaria Task Force, sub-groups on Sexual and Reproductive Health, gender-based violence (GBV), Malaria control, Nutrition and Mental Health and Psychosocial support have been formed and are meeting on a regular basis, and are reporting to the Joint MISAU-Health Cluster meeting, now happening three times per week.
  • Messaging on cholera, malaria prevention as well as HIV/AIDS and GBV are ongoing through various communication channels.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Apart from funding from the CERF and WHO emergency budget, the Health Cluster has received little additional funding required to continue health interventions.
  • There is a need to intensify WASH interventions and risk communication for cholera in the most affected neighbourhoods.
  • There is limited surveillance information outside of Beira, Dondo and Nhamatanda due to poor communication network and access.

Nutrition

Needs:

  • It is estimated that 10,937 children under five years old will face severe acute malnutrition over the next nine months. UNICEF is targeting 8,750 cases.
  • The nutritional needs of infants and young children, and pregnant and lactating women, are a priority for the cluster. Cluster members are working to promote and support continued breastfeeding, and optimal complementary feeding to save children’s lives in emergencies.

Response:

  • In Manica, 3,951 children (6-59 months) have been screened for acute malnutrition. Out of these, 8 had severe and 72 had moderate acute malnutrition. The children were referred for treatment.
  • The Nutrition Cluster has agreed that Vitamin A supplementation, deworming and screening and referral of children with acute malnutrition should be included in the health week planned for late April (24-28).
  • As cholera cases continue to rise, WFP will support provision of high energy biscuits as a breakfast meal to four cholera treatment centres supported in Mar Azul, Chingussura, Munhava and Macurungo.
  • WFP Nutrition joins GFD distribution teams to target isolated zones within affected districts, as well as coordinating with other on the teams to scale up nutrition screenings beyond Beira city to priority, remote areas.
  • Nutrition supplements are now being delivered to health facilities via train to Muanza district.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Funding for planned responses activities is very low.
  • Delay in personnel recruitment as well as gaps in staff and personnel to conduct nutrition screening.
  • The internet network remains an issue causing lack of report on ongoing

7 April 2019

Health

Needs:

  • Some 342 new cholera cases were recorded on 6 April, bringing the total number of registered cases to 2,772, according to the Ministry of Health. Beira recorded the majority of the new cases (220 cases recorded on 6 April), followed by Dondo (54 cases), Nhamatanda (50 cases) and Buzi (18 cases).
  • 412 malaria cases were recorded on 6 April in Beira City (129), Nhamatanda (171) and Dondo (112).
  • In the Buzi rapid assessment, cases of acute watery diarrhoea were reported in all locations, with the exception of Macurungo, and all locations reported malaria. Some cases of respiratory diseases, tuberculosis and HIV were also reported. Health infrastructure is reportedly destroyed in Macarungo and Estaquinha and damaged in Vile cede Buzi, Chicoio and Barada. Essential health equipment, including medicines, was reported as damaged in every location, including in Buzi, Guaraguara, Barada and Chicoio.
  • The risk of communicable diseases has increased as people remain exposed to stagnant flood water and lack access to safe drinking water, as well as over-crowding in collective centres. Major risks include cholera and other acute watery diarrhoea, vector-borne diseases; increased cases of malaria, dengue, and other epidemic-prone diseases (measles), and malnutrition.

Response:

  • At least 429,177 people had been vaccinated – 51 per cent of the targeted population – in the ongoing oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign as of 6 April as follows: o Beira: 253,823 (32 per cent of target)
  • Buzi: 25,580 (40 per cent)
  • Dondo: 77,298 (44 per cent)
  • Nhamatanda: 72,476 (43 per cent)
  • The Early Warning, Alert and Response System (EWARS) is being rolled out.
  • Messaging on cholera, malaria prevention as well as HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) are ongoing through various communication channels, including three mobile units by the Government Institute of Social Communication– vehicles mounted with megaphones – which are spreading messages.
  • Eight Emergency Medical Teams (four type 1 fixed and four type 2) are currently fully operational across the five most affected districts, supporting damaged national health facilities and providing health care to isolated populations.

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Additional human resources are needed for surveillance and epidemiology, information management, reporting and health operations. There is limited surveillance information outside of Beira, Dondo and Nhamatanda due to poor communication network and access.
  • Poor access to health facilities, which have been cut-off by the cyclone and floods, is hampering restocking of essential drugs and medical supplies in the health centres, as evidenced by the Buzi rapid assessment.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Needs:

  • The multi-sectoral rapid assessment in Buzi highlighted critical WASH issues. Key informants in all sites indicated a reduction in availability of water purification treatment – i.e. certeza and/or chlorine – since before the Cyclone hit. After the cyclone, the practice of treating water reportedly reduced across buzi, with half of the key informants reporting no treatment of water in their settlement. In Macurungo, the situation is particularly acute, leading to people using surface water for drinking water, cooking and washing. Almost all communities also reported facing a major deterioration in the quality of sanitation facilities. Previously, household latrines were commonly used, while many resorted to open defecation following the Cyclone and floods.
  • Provision of safe water, appropriate sanitation and health and hygiene education to affected communities is critical to minimize the risk of WASH related disease outbreaks, including cholera.
  • Handwashing stations and practices are not/rarely present or properly maintained and waste management is a general problem in affected areas.

Response:

  • On 6 April, the Wash Cluster conducted an assessment in Bopira for delivery of 200 lifesaver (household water treatment) units and an assessment was conducted to reactivate the wastewater treatment plant in Munhava.
  • The WASH Cluster has developed a sub-strategy on WASH interventions related to cholera prevention and response. The strategy covers: coordination; safe water supply; hygiene promotion and community mobilization; sanitation; WASH in CTUs/CTCs; and WASH in Oral Rehydration Points (ORPs).

Gaps & Constraints:

  • Certeza (for water purification) is available in camps but is not systematically or appropriately used. Some volunteers are not trained on how to use it.
  • Water sanitizers have reportedly run out in Beira – other alternatives such as chlorine are being explored.
  • Waste management capacity of Beira municipality was low prior to the cyclone and has deteriorated, creating significant gaps.
  • Installation of WASH facilities in relocation camps is ongoing but needs to be improved and scaled up.

Nutrition

Needs:

  • More than 41 percent of Mozambique’s children were physically stunted prior to the Cyclone Idai emergency.
  • Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) screening of children 6-59 months has begun in affected areas and data should be reported accordingly, using forms from the provincial health department.
  • In the Buzi rapid assessment, respondents reported malnutrition in six out of 10
    locations. Small babies that were not breastfeeding reportedly showed signs of malnutrition, according to the DEMA rapid assessment report of 2 April.

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