Cyclone Idai’s deadly hit has left some 1.85 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique in a catastrophe that United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday rang “yet another alarm bell” about climate change.
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is on Tuesday expected to deliver aid packages to Mozambique.
The United Nations in New York will Monday launch a $282-million appeal for Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai with similar appeals for Zimbabwe and Malawi to follow in the coming days.
The United Nations has warned of a serious waterborne disease outbreak such as Cholera and malaria in Mozambique.
A powerful cyclone that pummelled southern African countries earlier this month has left survivors facing “a ticking bomb” of looming disease outbreaks, the Red Cross chief warned Monday.