Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail of destruction, killing hundreds of people and affecting an estimated 2.6 million people.
Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged. More than 1000 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes.
* More than 2,000 people reported injured (1,440 in Moz, 577 in Malawi and 144 in Zim)
* Fatalities: more than 1000 in the three countries.
* Mozambique: 242
* Malawi: 56
* Zimbabwe: 259 (Defence Minister)
In Mozambique alone, at least 2,800 schools and 39 hospitals have been damaged.
The full scale of the disaster is still unfolding as search and rescue operations continue and more heavy rain is predicted. The UN predicts that this may become one of the worst weather-related disasters on record in the southern hemisphere.
Heavy rain with thunderstorms and strong winds are expected in seven Provinces of Mozambique over the next 24 hours.
In Zimbabwe, heavy rain with isolated thundershowers is forecast in the north-eastern province
DEC members are working closely with national partners to support the relief effort, delivering emergency shelter kits, food such as pulses and maize flour, water purification tablets and urgent health assistance.