Survivors of Mozambique cyclone recount devastation

A devastated mother of a three-year-old boy recalls how he was ripped from her hands by rising flood water during cyclone Idai that hit eastern Mozambique more than a week ago. The inland Begaja community has received no relief due to their remote location and waterlogged roads has made access even harder.

Aerial footage shows scale of deadly devastation caused by cyclone Idai in Mozambique

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Huge swathes of land remain underwater and inaccessible in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have expressed concern about the potential for disease outbreaks in affected areas.

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Mozambique: two damaged villages after cyclone Idai

When Cyclone Idai made landfall along the Central Coast of Mozambique, generating winds of over 200kph and torrential rain, a school in the village of Inhamizua was used as an emergency shelter. Approximately 300 people had been seeking refuge there, but several of the school buildings were damaged during the storm.

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Giant cyclone Idai demolishes 90% of Beira, Mozambique, claiming lives of as many as 1,000 people

Mozambique’s fourth-largest city, Beira, was hit the hardest by Cyclone Idai when the storm made landfall for a second time on March 14, destroying 90 percent of the port city according to the International Federation of Red Cross.

President Filipe Nyusi said on Monday that as many as 1,000 people might have been killed by the cyclone, which may be the worst ever storm to hit the southern hemisphere according to the UN.

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