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Cyclone Idai Hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Killing At Least 150; U.N. Ready To Respond With Humanitarian Aid

Associated Press: Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, killing 150
“Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing, and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas. Cyclone Idai has affected more than 1.5 million people in the three southern African countries, according to the U.N. and government officials… (Mutsaka, 3/16).

U.N. News: U.N. standing with Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique as Southern Africa death toll from deadly cyclone mounts
“… ‘The Secretary General is saddened by the loss of life, destruction of property, and displacement of people due to the heavy rains and flooding,’ said a statement from António Guterres on Sunday … ‘The United Nations expresses its solidarity with the Zimbabwe authorities and stands ready to work with them as they respond to the humanitarian needs resulting from this disaster,’ Mr. Guterres added. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), preliminary projections indicate that at least 1.7 million people were affected in the direct-path of the cyclone in Mozambique, with a further 920,000 in Malawi…” (3/17).

Additional coverage of the damage from Cyclone Idai is available from Reuters, U.N. News, and VOA News.