Submitted by caputon on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 12:36

Use of Unmanned Aircraft System in Mozambique: Ana Tropical Storm


According to the latest information released by the National Institute for Disaster Risk Management (INGD), over 185,000 people have been affected since Tropical storm Ana’s landfall in Mozambique on Jan 24, 2022.

At least 207 people have been injured, 38 have been killed, and over 126,265 hectares of land have been affected by heavy cyclonic rains and flooding, which is a normal annual phenomenon in the region. 

In December 2021, in response to a request for support for the delivery of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) training to WFP and Partners in Mozambique, the field technology trainers from UNGSC and RSCE conducted an intensive Micro Unmanned Aerial Systems training for the Mozambique National Institute of Disaster Management (INGD) and the Associação Moçambicana de Veículos Aéreos Não Tripulados (AMOVANT), among others. 

These INGD and AMOVANT graduates are now currently working on the damage assessment from the seasonal storms using their newly acquired experience and knowledge of Micro UAS technologies by supporting the infrastructure, rebuilding, and helping the affected communities.