The U.N., warning of more suffering, stepped up calls for help in Mozambique as aid agencies struggle to assist tens of thousands of people battered by one of southern Africa’s most powerful cyclones. A week after the storm lashed Mozambique with winds of nearly 200 kilometers per hour, survivors are struggling in desperate conditions, some still trapped on roof tops and those saved needing food and facing the risk of outbreaks of disease such as cholera.
The World Food Program (WFP) late Friday night declared the flood crisis a level three emergency, putting it on a par with crises in Yemen, Syria and South Sudan. More than two million people have been affected in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and in Malawi where the storm started as a tropical depression causing flooding, which killed 60 and displaced nearly a million people. Hundreds are still missing in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
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