The official death toll had risen to at least 603 people and 1,642 people were injured as of 14 April, according to the Government, and is expected to continue to increase as more areas become accessible.70,610 people are sheltering in 69 collective sites across Sofala (29 sites, 38,081 people), Manica (32 sites, 24,332 people); Zambezia (3 sites, 5,235 people); and Tete (5 sites, 2,655 people) (on 08.04. There have still been 160,000 persons in 160 sites, but number is decreasing as persons are evicted from schools. The fast decrease is in fact very worrying). The authorities have identified 41,742 vulnerable people, including the elderly, disabled, sick, orphaned and separated children; family tracing is ongoing to reunify separated families. Reports of acute watery diarrhoea are increasing, according to the Government. More than 239,700 houses were reported to have been totally destroyed (111,202), partially destroyed (112,745) or flooded (15,784).
With limited sanitation, no water, people cropped together in shelters, diseases are becoming an issue. Health partners have reported an increase in diarrhea cases and warned of the high risk of disease outbreaks, including cholera, malaria and respiratory infections. On 27 March, the Government confirmed the first five cases of cholera. 3,577 cholera cases were reported as of 8 April. More than 745,000 people had received the Oral Cholera Vaccine as of 8 April, representing 82 per cent of the total targeted. Cumulatively, 7,124 malaria cases have been reported since 27 March. The risk of communicable diseases has increased as people remain exposed to stagnant flood water and lack access to safe drinking water, as well as over-crowding in collective centres. Major risks include cholera and other acute watery diarrhoea, vector-borne diseases; increased cases of malaria, dengue, and other epidemic-prone diseases (measles), and malnutrition.