According to recent report from the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA), the death toll from the floods and heavy rains has risen to 45 and over 577 injured and over 90,000 households affected.
"Most of the displaced families are living in camps", Khamula said.
"The cyclone which has already claimed ten lives in Mozambique - comes with the warning of dangerously high seas, extreme flooding, strong, damaging winds, storm surges and significant rainfall", said the agency. In Mozambique, more than 103,100 people have been affected (more than 48,000 people in Zambezia, more than 51,200 in Tete and almost 3,900 in Niassa), with 15 deaths recorded.More news: Google killed over 2bn bad ads in 2018
Some 10 512 people are displaced and sheltered in 15 transit centres.
The cities of Beira, Dondo and Quelimane are at the highest risk, with an estimated 20 000 people to be affected. Almost 85,000 hectares of crops have been flooded, affecting more than 57,800 smallholder farmers.
A light aircraft has been dispatched with a team of specialists to Malawi to establish the exact humanitarian assistance required. In Mozambique, authorities report needs related to food, water, shelter, education, seeds and health.More news: India vs Australia - Highlights & Stats
"Tropical Cyclone IDAI is expected to make a landfall over Beira in Mozambique which is 480kms to Nsanje Boma by Thursday 14 March, while dumping heavy rains overland in Mozambique including southern Malawi". Almost 1.6 million people are estimated to live in areas that could be impacted by high wind speeds ( 120km/h), according to the latest analysis from UNOSAT.
Idai, the tropical cyclone is now positioned in central Mozambique channels and is slowly progressing towards the Mozambique coast.
At least 115 people were killed in Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa after heavy rains affected 843 000 people across southeast Africa, officials and the United Nations said, prompting calls for emergency aid.More news: TOO FAR? Minnesota Democrats Seeking 'Primary Challenger' to Run Against Ilhan Omar