A cyclone that ravaged three southern African countries last week has killed at least 350 people, affected more than 1.7 million others and left 15,000 people still stranded by floods, according to estimates Thursday.
The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique stood at 217 and around 15,000people still needed to be rescued, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said on Thursday.
Aid workers rushed to save people trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa.
International aid agencies raced Wednesday to rescue survivors and meet spiralling humanitarian needs in three impoverished countries battered by one of the worst storms to hit southern Africa in decades.
The European Union has released 3.5 million Euros in emergency aid following cyclone Idai and deadly floods in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Styliandes has said.