Mozambique
Emergency Response to Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique
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PWJ to support water supply in resettlement areas

26th August 2021

  • Manual pump wells in resettlement areas ©PWJManual pump wells in resettlement areas ©PWJ
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Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, is implementing a project for distribution of goods and water supply support for Cyclone Eloise victims. The project period has been extended to December 31, 2021, and we will continue to respond to the needs of the people.

Water sanitation is a major issue in the resettlement areas of the affected people, and it is important to establish a water management committee and provide appropriate training to its members.

Helping Those Affected by Cyclone Eloise Rebuild Their Lives

25th July 2021 19:00

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, is providing support to the victims of Cyclone Eloise in Mozambique.
PWJ is also distributing agricultural seeds and materials to help people rebuild their lives. PWJ is also planning to provide agricultural technical guidance to the people who received the supplies.

JPF Member NGOs Help Eloise Survivors

28th June 2021 8:00

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, is helping in Mozambique. They are currently providing support to those affected by Cyclone Eloise, which occurred in January this year.

PWJ is drilling wells to ensure safe water supply and distributing food. PWJ is also planning to distribute agricultural seeds and materials for rebuilding livelihoods, and procurement is underway.

PWJ's Support for People Affected by Eloise

25th May 2021 8:00

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a JPF member NGO, is currently providing support to people affected by Cyclone Eloise in Sofala Province, Mozambique, which occurred in January this year.

They are currently coordinating with the local government and related organizations, selecting supplies, and selecting contractors for water supply support. The temperature in the area has been dropping since April, and there is a possibility that blankets and other cold protection supplies will need to be distributed in the future. In Mozambique, coronavirus has not been contained, and infection control measures such as nighttime curfews are being taken. They will continue to provide support with infection control measures in place.

PWJ's Water Supply Assistance

23rd April 2021 20:00

Cyclone Eloise caused great damage to the resettlement area where the people affected by Cyclone Idai that happened in March 2019 live. Therefore, many people have been affected again this time.

Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a member NGO of JPF, is providing assistance to the newly established resettlement areas that lack water supply facilities, and to the existing resettlement areas where the number of residents has increased due to the cyclone.
Depending on the geological conditions, deep wells or shallow wells will be installed. PWJ is working on the selection of well drilling sites and the selection of local contractors.

PWJ’s Project Begins

30th March 2021 6:00

  • Evacuation tents set up on the grounds of an elementary school (photo taken during the initial mobilization assessment) ©PWJEvacuation tents set up on the grounds of an elementary school (photo taken during the initial mobilization assessment) ©PWJ

In Mozambique, natural disasters have occurred repeatedly and attacks by armed groups since the fall of 2019 have created internally displaced persons (IDPs), so it has led to humanitarian assistance efforts being scattered in the country. Cyclone Eloise happened in this condition, so there has not been sufficient assistance for the people affected by this cyclone. Additionally, Eloise caused significant damages to the resettlement areas for the people affected by a previous cyclone, Cyclone Idai, which caused significant damages in March 2019.

JPF member NGO Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has started to distribute relief items and provide water assistance for the people in Sofala Province, which has sustained severe damages due to this cyclone. PWJ will be distributing food, hygiene items, agricultural seeds, and other supplies according to the needs of the local people. They will also construct deep wells and other water supply facilities to ensure access to safe water in newly opened resettlement sites and in existing ones where the number of residents has increased due to Eloise.

Mobilization Decided

26th February 2021 19:59

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On 24 February, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to launch an emergency response program to support the people affected by Cyclone Eloise which made landfall in Mozambique in late January.

Cyclone Eloise, which made landfall in Mozambique on 23 January, caused severe damages to multiple provinces due to strong winds and torrential rains. 441,686 people were affected, including 43,327 who have evacuated, and 56,364 houses were partially or totally destroyed and damaged.

JPF member NGOs Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) conducted needs assessment and provided emergency relief items.

In light of the fact that resettlement areas for those displaced by Cyclone Idai have been hit again in addition to the magnitude of the damages and the need for assistance, JPF and its member NGOs will provide assistance according to local needs - such as food, daily necessities, shelter repair kit distributions, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) - to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian conditions in Mozambique.

As COVID-19 cases have been reported in Mozambique, JPF will collect information from the local governments, UN agencies, and the Japanese embassy, and thoroughly implement infection prevention measures when providing assistance that the local communities need. We will be posting regular updates on this program on JPF's website and Facebook page.

On 24 February, Japan Platform (JPF) decided to launch an emergency response program to support the people affected by Cyclone Eloise which made landfall in Mozambique in late January.

<Overview>

Cyclone Eloise, which made landfall in Mozambique on 23 January, caused severe damages to Sofala, Manica, Zambezia, Inhambane, and Gaza Provinces due to strong winds and torrential rains. 441,686 people were affected, including 43,327 who have evacuated, and 56,364 houses were partially or totally destroyed and damaged. In Sofala, the province that suffered the most damage, seven accommodation centers have been set up, and about 4,500 households with a total of 21,000 individuals have been evacuated (as of 16 February).*1

As Cyclone Eloise followed the same path as Cyclone Idai two years ago, there are many cases of people who had experienced the previous cyclone being affected again. Of the 73 resettlement areas where people displaced by Cyclone Idai live, 64 in Sofala, Manica, and Zambezia Provinces were affected again this time, and as a result, 8,755 families have been forced to live in even more difficult conditions (as of 23 February).*2

JPF member NGOs Good Neighbors Japan (GNJP) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) conducted needs assessment and provided emergency relief items in Sofala Province from 3 to 23 February. In Buzi District, it has been confirmed that assistance is hard to reach some areas because floods have blocked vehicle traffic. Also, in the resettlement areas newly established by the Mozambican government, there is need for houses and toilets to be constructed. Additionally, in Nhamatanda District, temporary shelters are beginning to close due to the risk of new coronavirus infection, and as evacuees return to their homes, repairs and reinforcements will be required to make their houses inhabitable.

Map: Area around Buzi District and Nhamatanda District in MozambiqueMap: Area around Buzi District and Nhamatanda District in Mozambique

Currently, relief efforts are being coordinated by the National Institute for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction (Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades: INGC), which operates under the Ministry of State Administration of Mozambique, as well as the local governments, UN agencies, International Red Cross/Red Crescent, and NGOs. In light of the fact that resettlement areas for those displaced by Cyclone Idai have been hit again in addition to the magnitude of the damages and the need for assistance, JPF and its member NGOs will provide assistance according to local needs - such as food, daily necessities, shelter repair kit distributions, and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) - to prevent further deterioration of the humanitarian conditions in Mozambique.

As COVID-19 cases have been reported in Mozambique, JPF will collect information from the local governments, UN agencies, and the Japanese embassy, and thoroughly implement infection prevention measures when providing assistance that the local communities need. We will be posting regular updates on this program on JPF's website and Facebook page.

※1:CCCM Cluster, Situation Report Cyclone Eloise (16 February 2021)
※2:IOM, Mozambique Cyclone Eloise Response Plan 1 February - 30 September 2021 (23 February 2021)

Program Overview

Term 5 months, Initial Response Period
Budget 80 million yen (government subsidies)
Location Mozambique