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Thousands wait in shelters a year after Mozambique cyclone

Source(s):  Thomson Reuters

By Ed Ram 


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.


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


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


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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  • Publication date 13 Mar 2020

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