1.85 million people are affected, including nearly 127,500 people displaced and sheltered in 143 accommodation centres; also 468 people were confirmed dead in Mozambique, more than 1,500 people injured, and some 90,000 homes damaged and destroyed.
The impact on food security and livelihoods will affect the population in the long term, due to extensive damage to crops right before the harvest due in March-April as well as loss of goods in markets, seeds and tools.
Health needs are also increasing with cases of diarrhoea and respiratory diseases reported.
Electricity from power-grids is still down in Beira, while 80% of electrical infrastructure in Dondo is also damaged.
In Mossurize and Sussundenga districts, Sofala province 2 bridges have collapsed and 5 are still flooded. Entry to Mossurize is only possible through Zimbabwe.
Rains are expected in the coming days, exacerbating the risk of further flooding.