Thousands wait in shelters a year after Mozambique cyclone

Source(s): Thomson Reuters

By Ed Ram 

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Cyclone Idai - and then Cyclone Kenneth, which hit just six weeks later - destroyed 700,000 hectares of maize, beans, rice and other produce. In February more floods hit Sofala, the central province worst affected by Idai, swamping more fields.

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The International Organization for Migration said in December nearly 100,000 people were still displaced in Mozambique.

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The U.N. World Food Program says two million people in the country need food assistance, and it is struggling to reach them all.

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The government has promised to upgrade the settlements with stronger buildings, but says it has been held up by delayed funding and a host of reporting regulations imposed by different donors.

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