The World Health Organization (WHO) is targeting 900 thousand people for vaccinations against cholera in Mozambique following the devastation of Cyclone Idai.
Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath – being sold into slavery by human traffickers or forced into early marriage by families struggling to survive, aid workers say.
The destruction wrought by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa this month shows weather warnings must spur action and infrastructure has to be built with climate risks in mind if people are to be kept safe on a warming planet.
The Minister of International Relations, Lindiwe Sisulu, is expected to visit disaster hit-areas in Mozambique and Zimbabwe on Thursday.
Five cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique following the cyclone that ravaged the country, killing at least 468 people, a government health official said Wednesday.