On 27 March, the international community launched the revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) to support the Government-led response to the impact of pre-existing needs in drought affected areas and needs arising from Cyclone Idai. Of the total $337 million in the HRP, $282 million is required to implement life-saving activities for an estimated 1.72 million people impacted by Cyclone Idai in the next three months. The HRP will also allow partners to immediately kick-start crucial recovery actions to begin restoring livelihoods and self-reliance, which will continue beyond the three-month horizon.
On 20 March, the Central Emergency Response Fund allocated nearly $14 million from the Rapid Response window to enable the immediate scale-up of humanitarian operations and provision of immediate life-saving and life-sustaining assistance to nearly 1.3 million affected people. The UN and NGOs have prioritised the most time-critical life-saving activities in the health, WASH, food security, protection and nutrition sectors across the affected areas. The response activities place protection at its centre and responds to the unique needs of women, men, girls and boys in this crisis.
Multiple Member States have provided financial contributions for the response, with at least $50.8 million recorded in the Financial Tracking System (FTS) as of 2 April. Member States whose contributions are not yet reflected in FTS are encouraged to report as soon as possible:
As of 2 April, more than 100 assets (62 military and 44 civilian) from at least 16 countries were supporting the humanitarian response. At the request of Mozambique, the European Union (EU) Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated to support people affected by Cyclone Idai. A team of 10 experts from seven EU Member States (Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, and Slovenia) has deployed to Mozambique to help with logistics and advice.