I came across an update from the cyclone that hit Mozambique and had to share the information with you all. The following comes out of Africa News.
The head of a South African rescue operation stated that residents are suffering from food and water shortages following the cyclone attack in the port city of Beira. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) advised that cases of cholera have also been reported in the area. Their statement advised the following:
“There is a growing concern among aid groups on the ground of potential disease outbreaks. Already, some cholera have been reported in Beira along with an increasing number of malaria infections among people trapped by the flooding.”
UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore, said that the situation is critical with no electricity or running water. 1.7 million people have been affected, and 557 people across Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi have been reported dead.
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Until Next Time…