UN SAYS OVER ONE MILLION AFFECTED CYCLONE IDAI

Flooded homes are seen after Cyclone Idai in Buzi district outside Beira, Mozambique, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko – RC11087C4CE0

 

The UN humanitarian agency, Ocha, says more than 1.8 million people in Mozambique have been affected by Cyclone Idai and some of them are in critical life threatening situations.

Aid agencies are warning that thousands of survivors have yet to receive any help, 12 days after it made landfall in southern Africa.

Mozambique’s Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia says efforts are being made to get food, shelter, water and medicine to people sheltering on higher ground.

He said the rescue need was coming down as the water receded but warned the area would take years to recover.

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