Cyclone Fani, which is expected to make landfall in the eastern states of India, is putting 800,000 people directly at risk, including 350,000 children, Save the Children warns – with many more affected by heavy rains, possible flash floods and landslides both in coastal and urban areas.
Nick Finney, Save the Children's Response Team Leader in Mozambique, said:
“Our assessment team came back from Matemo Island yesterday and painted a grim picture. They say the island has been destroyed. The hospital, the mosque and the bank are the only buildings left standing.
29 April, PEMBA - Save the Children is calling on the international community to commit additional resources to the emergency relief efforts in the wake of Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth, which have battered parts of Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi and left hundreds of thousands homeless. The death toll from Cyclone Kenneth rose to 38 today, but aid workers fear that is just the tip of the iceberg.
PEMBA, 28 April – In the wake of Cyclone Kenneth, torrential rain continues to lash Cabo Delgado in northern Mozambique causing flash flooding and leaving thousands of children and adults without access to desperately needed emergency supplies, Save the Children said today.
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