The number of confirmed cases of cholera in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit port city of Beira has nearly doubled to 271 in the last 48 hours, the southern African nation’s government said on Saturday.
The SNDF says it’s continuing with its relief efforts in areas hit by cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation on Friday launched an appeal for $19 million in short-term aid for farmers, fishers and other food producers in cyclone-hit Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries.
The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 on Friday, as government and aid agencies battled to contain the spread of disease among the tens of thousands of victims of the storm.
As we depart Mozambique for South Africa after a week of covering the aftermath of cyclone Idai, the hallmarks of worst weather related disaster in the southern hemisphere will linger on, our Correspondent Njanji Chauke reports from Beira.