Cyclone Idai made landfall in March 2019 and is remembered as one of the worst tropical cyclones to impact the Southern Hemisphere and Africa. A humanitarian crisis occurred in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi after Idai caused enormous damage.
In this brief, we examine the impact of the floods on some of the poorest people living in Mangochi and Nsanje; the extent of the damage caused to their households; and the warnings and type of assistance received. We also investigate differences in the
The study focuses on why Cyclones Idai and Kenneth resulted in disasters in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, taking into account the specific country contexts. It draws on five weeks of fieldwork, over 100 interviews with stakeholders from government, UN
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Institute for Social and Environmental Transition - International
Switzerland - government
Z Zurich Foundation
This brief presents lessons drawn from a Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (ZFRA) Post Event Review Capability (PERC) study of the 2019 Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth impacts in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Based on over 100 key informant interviews