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More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fund

New York, Apr 20 (IBNS): More than 305,000 children in Mozambique are losing out on lessons at school since the devastating floods caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck southeast Africa just over a month ago.

Cholera surges, children in urgent need one month after Cyclone Idai slammed southern Africa – UNICEF

New York, Apr 14 (IBNS): One month after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) appealed to the international community to  help some 1.6 million children still reeling from its impact.

Cyclone Idai death toll rises to 268 in Zimbabwe: minister

Harare, Apr 2 (Xinhua/UNI) The number of deaths related to Cyclone Idai has risen to 268 in Zimbabwe, the southern African country's information minister said Tuesday.  

'Race against time' to help women who bore brunt of Cyclone Idai: UN reproductive health agency

New York, Mar 28 (IBNS): As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday it was in “a race against time” to protect women who bore the brunt of the storm as they tried to save their households and livelihoods. 

‘Revved up climate action’ needed to counter ‘prolonged’ and deadly storms like Cyclone Idai: Guterres

New York, Mar 27 (IBNS): Cyclone Idai and the mounting death toll is “yet another alarm bell about the dangers of climate change” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, warning that vulnerable countries like Mozambique, would be hit the hardest unless urgent action is taken by nations across the world.

‘Ticking bomb’ health warning over deteriorating conditions facing Cyclone Idai victims

New York, Mar 26 (IBNS): Efforts are continuing to reach all victims of Cyclone Idai in southern Africa where a senior relief chief has warned of a “water, sanitation and hygiene ticking bomb”, as the scale of the emergency continues to unfold, and the official death toll rises.

Cyclone Idai: UNICEF warns of ‘race against time’ to protect children, prevent spread of disease in flood-ravaged Mozambique

New York, Mar 24 (IBNS): A week after the flooded Mozambican port of Beira was hit by Cyclone Idai, “aid agencies are barely beginning to see the scale of the damage”, the head of UNICEF said on Saturday, as she called for more international support to help quickly get relief to more than a million people across the country and prevent the possible spread of waterborne diseases like cholera.

UN chief calls for ‘far greater support’ for Cyclone Idai response

New York, Mar 23 (IBNS): The world needs to step up support for the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Idai, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday, in a strong personal appeal as relief workers rush to provide aid to people stranded across the storm countries in southern Africa.

Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response

New York, Mar 22 (IBNS): Dire conditions persist in vast areas of southern Africa affected by Cyclone Idai as heavy rain continues to cause “massive destruction”, the UN said on Thursday, while aid teams scale up efforts to reach those most in need.

UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds

New York, Mar 21 (IBNS): As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in South-West Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

China, US and EU provide donation to stranded Zimbabweans following Cyclone Idai battering

Harare, Mar 20 (Xinhua) More organizations are coming on board to provide help to victims of Cyclone Idai which battered Zimbabwe between Friday and Sunday.

Tropical Cyclone Idai displaces 1.5 million across Mozambique and Malawi, as UN ramps up response

New York, Mar 16 (IBNS): A major aid operation is under way in Mozambique and Malawi to help victims of Tropical Cyclone Idai, which has reached the densely-populated Mozambican port city of Beira, after registering maximum wind speeds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour, UN agencies said on Friday.