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.
The number of people killed in a powerful cyclone and flooding in Mozambique has risen above 200, more than doubling the country’s death toll from a storm that could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters in the southern hemisphere.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has apologised to South Africans for the inconvenience caused by the current load shedding incidents and says it will take some time to solve the crisis.