African cyclone caused the death of hundreds of people


Африканский циклон стал причиной смерти сотен человек The scale of destruction amaze local residents.

Of the cyclone “IDI” that swept South Eastern Africa, has suffered at least 2.6 million people. In Mozambique, more than 200 people died.

Rescue teams are still trying to reach victims in five days after a cyclone from the Indian ocean at a speed of 170 km/h swept in Mozambique and then Zimbabwe and Malawi.

According to rescuers, many survivors blocked in remote areas, surrounded by destroyed roads, buildings, and flooded villages. The red Cross reports that at least 400 thousand people homeless just in the Central part of Mozambique.

“This is the worst humanitarian crisis in the history of Mozambique”, – said the head of rescue operations of the International Federation of red cross and red Crescent in the city of Beira in Mozambique Lesur Jamie (Jamie LeSueur).

According to the organization, the areas West of Beira heavily flooded, and near the rivers Buzi and Pungue flood waters completely covered the house, telephone poles and trees.

“The scale of suffering and loss is still not clear, and we expect that the number of victims and the death toll may rise,” said Lefur.

The President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi (Filipe Nyusi) said Tuesday, March 19 that killed more than 200 people.

According to a senior representative of the world food programme Verhoosel Herve (Herve Verhoosel), study of satellite images showed that the path of the cyclone in Mozambique were 1.7 million people and another 920 thousand – affected in Malawi. About Zimbabwe no data available.

On Tuesday, March 19, the European Union announced that it will provide Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the initial batch of emergency assistance in the amount of EUR 3.5 million to provide logistical support to victims, shelters for the urgent care, hygiene, sanitation and health. Also, the UK has pledged 6 million pounds of aid.


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