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Mozambique has been hit by another tropical cyclone just six weeks after Cyclone Idai inflicted catastrophic damage on the region. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on 25 April affecting nine districts in northern Mozambique, bringing extreme winds and rain to a country still grappling with the aftermath of Cyclone Idai. So far, 38 people have died and more than 163,000 people have been affected - 90,000 of which are children.
UNICEF teams are on the ground, supplying children and families with water purification bottles and medical kits and assessing the situation to organise food supplies.
At the same time, we continue to provide humanitarian assistance to over a million children devastated by Cyclone Idai. Resources are spread thin, with teams working around the clock to support affected children and their families.
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Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe in March, pounding the region with heavy rain and powerful winds.
Entire villages were submerged, buildings flattened, and schools and health care centers destroyed. Today, families are still taking shelter in improvised camps such as school halls.
More than 600 people have died and over a million children have seen their lives turned upside down in the aftermath of the cyclone Idai – the worst disaster to hit southern Africa in at least two decades.
People have been forced to wait for relief on the rooftops of the few buildings safely above the flood's water level.
©INGC via UNICEF Mozambique
Current conditions – stagnant waters, lack of hygiene and overcrowding in temporary shelters – have led to more than 6,500 confirmed cases of cholera.
UNICEF and partners have reach more than 803,000 people with doses of the cholera vaccine and are working with government and partners to further expand basic healthcare services.
“Our full focus is on protecting the hundreds and thousands of children hit hardest by this cyclone and its ferocious flooding”
Manuel and his brother Fransisco’s home was destroyed after Cyclone Idai tore through the town of Beira, Mozambique. © UNICEF/UN0291165/de Wet AFP-Services
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