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After Cyclone Idai, thousands still cut off, many more in need: aid agencies

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – One month after Cyclone Idai tore through southern Africa bringing devastating floods, aid agencies say the situation remains critical with some communities in worst-hit Mozambique only just being reached with aid. FILE PHOTO: Women wait to receive aid at a camp for the people displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Read More

Cyclone Idai’s death toll over 1,000, hundreds of thousands displaced

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MAPUTO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people are still in need of aid after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi in March. More than 1,000 people have been reported killed by the storm, the flooding it caused and heavy rains before it hit. The World Bank estimates the affected countries will need over Read More

Lives washed away: A mother’s loss in Mozambique

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CHEIA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Maria Jofresse cannot find her two young daughters’ graves, though she helped dig them herself.   A tear falls down the face of Maria Jofresse, 25, during an interview with Reuters at a camp for the displaced in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, in John Segredo, near Beira, Mozambique, March 31, Read More

Zimbabwe seeks $613 million aid from donors after drought, cyclone

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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe appealed on Tuesday for $613 million in aid from local and foreign donors to cover food imports and help with a humanitarian crisis after a severe drought and a cyclone that battered the east of the country. FILE PHOTO: A man gestures next to his car after it was swept into Read More

Factbox: Cyclone Idai’s death toll stands at 847, cholera cases rise

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. FILE PHOTO: Survivors of cyclone Idai arrive at Coppa business centre to receive aid in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo As of Monday, at least 847 people Read More

Factbox: Cyclone Idai’s death toll rises to 847, hundreds of thousands displaced

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BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. FILE PHOTO: Survivors of cyclone Idai arrive at Coppa business centre to receive aid in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo As of Sunday, at least 847 people Read More

Fury as Zimbabwe judiciary spend $155k on handmade wigs from London

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Zimbabwe’s judiciary splurging $155,000 on powdered wigs from the UK while many of its courtrooms are in disrepair and nearly two thirds of the population live below the poverty line has sparked outrage. Despite casting out its British colonizers decades ago Zimbabwe has held on to the curious tradition of donning its judges in white Read More

U.N. ups Zimbabwe aid appeal after cyclone

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FILE PHOTO: Survivors of cyclone Idai arrive at Coppa business centre to receive aid in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo HARARE (Reuters) – The United Nations asked donors on Friday for an extra $60 million to help Zimbabwe recover from a cyclone that tore through eastern regions last month. The storm flooded Read More