At least $71 million is needed to repair the recent flood and cyclone damage in Mozambique. Intervention is required in a number of areas such as education (to rebuild schools in Manica, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia provinces), agriculture, infrastructure (repairs to roads and bridges, electricity and water supplies), health and housing. The fishing industry in Inhambane province also took a knock when cyclone Favio destroyed boats, fish processing plants, storage facilities, ice-making plants and fishing camps. However the worst affected sector is tourism; according to government figures the cyclone damaged hotels and restaurants in Vilankulo and the popular Bazaruto archipelago to an estimated cost of $17.7 million.
Roughly 40 people are believed to have died in heavy flooding along the central Zambezi valley in February, while tens of thousands of people are homeless. The already critical situation was compounded by the arrival of cyclone Favio, which brought further heavy rain and strong winds to the southern provinces of Sofala and Inhambane.