In March and April 2019, Mozambique was struck by two consecutive major cyclones. A Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) was carried out in April and May 2019 quantifying the damages, losses and negative repercussions on poverty and economic growth. EO4SD-DRR has aimed at Assessing the reconstruction status of the affected areas.
Demonstration exercise: EO-based services to enhance resilient reconstruction in cyclone affected areas
Countries of application: Mozambique
IFI: The World Bank
Service providers: Indra (ES)
Services provided: Detailed Damage Assessment (Indra)
Main user: Post-cyclone Idai Reconstruction Office (GREPOC)
Other identified users: National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC), Water and Sanitation Infrastructure Management Agency (AIAS), UN-Habitat Mozambique, Agência Nacional de Desenvolvimento Espacial (PDE) and Direcção Nacional de Gestão de Recursos Hídricos (DNGRH).
Area of interest: The total Area of Interest covered 190,4 Km2 within two geographic areas:
- Group 1 includes the province of Cabo Delgado where cyclone Kenneth triggered a landfall (25/04/2019) before torrential rains followed, causing flash and riverine flooding (28/04/2019). The cities of Macomia and Mucojo-Pangane (Macomia district), and the town of Quissanga (Quissanga district) were analysed.
- Group 2 focused on the province of Sofala, where cyclone Idai triggered a landfall (14/03/2020) before torrential rains followed (14-17/03/2020), causing rivers to overflow. The towns of Búzi, Felteira and surroundings (Buzi district), and the villages of Chiconjo, Bue, Ampara, Nova Sofala and Sofala (Sofala district) have been subject of this analysis.
Macomia, reconstruction status map