Project profile — Humanitarian Response to Cyclone Freddy – WFP 2023


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2023-04-12 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Mozambique (60.61%)
• Malawi (39.39%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


April 2023 - Tropical Cyclone Freddy made landfall in southern Africa in February and March, bringing heavy rains, flooding, and landslides to Mozambique and Malawi. Altogether, it is estimated that more than 3.3 million people in these countries had been affected by Freddy, including more than 700 dead and nearly 850,000 displaced from their homes. Flooding has caused damage to crops and infrastructure, increasing food insecurity. With GAC’s support, WFP addresses the food assistance needs of cyclone-affected people in both Mozambique and Malawi and also provides logistical support to the overall humanitarian response. Project activities include: (1) distributing emergency food rations to displaced or food insecure households; and (2) providing storage and land or air transportation services to local authorities and humanitarian organizations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) reduced rates of food insecurity; and (2) improved access to humanitarian assistance amongst cyclone-affected populations in Malawi and Mozambique. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated, and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $3,300,000
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
12-04-2023 Commitment $3,300,000
08-05-2023 Disbursement $3,300,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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