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Aid Agencies Demand Removal Of Soldiers In Cyclone Idai Hit Areas

Aid Agencies Demand Removal Of Soldiers In Cyclone Idai Hit Areas

HUMANITARIAN aid organisations are demanding for the removal of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) officers, in tropical Cyclone Idai affected areas, amid reports of an increase in sexual-related offences. A recent report by the United Nations Office for Coordination and Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) raises concerns over the continued presence of armed soldiers, especially in the […]

World Bank Scales Up Emergency Support for Cyclone Idai Hit Countries

World Bank Scales Up Emergency Support for Cyclone Idai Hit Countries

The World Bank today announced that it has mobilized over half a billion dollars in new resources to help people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe affected by the assessed impact of Cyclone Idai. The World Bank is activating the International Development Association (IDA) Crisis Response Window (CRW) to provide up to $545 million in total […]

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the region has now risen to over 700. But this figure is expected to increase once the waters have receded and the bodies of those who have drowned […]

Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100 In Zimbabwe

Cyclone Death Toll Nears 100 In Zimbabwe

The death toll from the devastating cyclone that hit Manicaland, Masvingo and parts of Mashonaland East rose to near 100 late Monday according to government statistics. In updates issued on its Twitter account, the Ministry of Information said hundreds of children at St Charles Luwanga High School who had been trapped since the cyclone made […]

7 Killed, Thousands Displaced After Mozambique Cyclone

7 Killed, Thousands Displaced After Mozambique Cyclone

 Seven people have been killed following a tropical cyclone in northern Mozambique. Some 32 222 people were affected, including 4 242 that have been displaced. The Southern African country is suffering the effects of Tropical Cyclone IDAI. It formed over the Northern Mozambique Channel on Saturday. The cyclone was moving south-east with a wind speed […]