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    • Cecilia Borges carries her son, Fernandino Armindo that is holding a plate, through the destroyed informal settlement, in Beira, Mozambique, on 20 March 201
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UN chief calls for ‘far greater support’ for Cyclone Idai response

For Mozambique alone, the World Food Programme (WFP) is seeking more than $121 million to help 1.7 million people affected through the next three months

The world needs to step up support for the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, in a strong personal appeal as relief workers rush to provide aid to people stranded across the storm countries in southern Africa. Describing how we was “deeply saddened by the loss…

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Mozambique: “Tens of thousands of families have lost everything”

Some cholera cases have been reported in Beira along with an increasing number of malaria infections among people trapped by the flooding

The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), speaking at the end of a visit to Beira, Mozambique and surrounding areas, said: “The scale and scope of suffering and damage is breath taking. Hundreds of thousands of people have been impacted in some…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) responds to devastating Cyclone Idai with shelter materials and more

Mozambique’s government estimates that some 400,000 are internally displaced at this time and has declared a state of emergency

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has responded to the deadly Cyclone Idai, which has taken over 500 lives across Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. “A week after the cyclone we’re starting to grasp the scope and complexity of the challenges facing the governments and peoples of these three nations,” said…

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African Policymakers Highlight Opportunities of National Climate Plans

Africa Climate Week is the first of three annual regional climate events this year – the latter two being the Latin America & Caribbean Climate Week and the Asia Pacific Climate Week

Africa Climate Week formally closed today, concluding a five-day programme of events in Accra – all of which have been hosted by the Government of the Republic of Ghana in the city’s International Conference Center. At the summary event, speakers presented key takeaways to Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN…

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UK aid Cyclone Idai response - additional flight to leave for Mozambique

UK aid to fly heavy-lifting gear to unclog cyclone-hit airport

The UK is due to send forklift trucks and other equipment to help quickly unload aid from planes and cut the time it takes to get relief items to those in need, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt announced today (22 March). The flight, which is scheduled to leave from Doncaster-Sheffield…

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Belgian Emergency Aid for Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe after passage of cyclone Idai

The Belgian government expresses its sympathy to the affected populations of the three countries

The passage of the tropical cyclone Idai and the floods that accompanied it caused an enormous havoc in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. It is one of the most devastating storms affecting Southern Africa in recent history, with probably more than a thousand victims. The Belgian government expresses its sympathy to…

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Churches call for support amid devastation caused by Cyclone Idai

As the numbers of victims and people displaced are still unfolding, churches in the region are calling everyone to join in prayers for the wellbeing and protection of those affected

More than 100,000 people are still stranded from massive flooding caused by a devastating cyclone and heavy rainfall in Mozambique and neighboring southeastern African countries. As the numbers of victims and people displaced are still unfolding, churches in the region are calling everyone to join in prayers for the wellbeing…

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Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

The World Food Programme (WFP) said that people are still stranded on rooftops after the storm began its sweep through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe six days ago

Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need. Warning that the situation is likely to deteriorate, the World Food Programme…

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Emergency water and sanitation units deployed to disaster-struck Mozambique

In addition to water and sanitation, IFRC and Mozambique Red Cross are also aiming to address the massive shelter needs caused by the tropical cyclone and the floods

Two major emergency response units are being deployed to Beira in Mozambique as the world’s largest humanitarian network continues to scale up its response to Cyclone Idai. The first will provide basic sanitation facilities for up to 20,000 people. The second will produce up to 225,000 litres of clean water…

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Switzerland extends aid to disaster areas in south-east Africa

In addition, Switzerland is making two to four Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) members available to UN agencies responding on the ground to the flood disaster

Swiss Humanitarian Aid is dispatching further experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) to the areas of Mozambique affected by Cyclone Idai. Their main focus will be on restoring the drinking water supply. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, part of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), will dispatch another…