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Mozambique: More Dead, and the first Cholera cases

About ten days after the severe cyclone "Idai" in Mozambique, the number of dead continues to rise: in the Meantime, 446 victims are reported. According to the International Committee of the Red cross, there are the first cases of Cholera.

in Accordance with the verheerdenden cyclone "Idai" in South-East Africa, the death toll continues to rise. According to the government of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, at least 615 people were killed in the three affected countries, as a spokesman for the UN said emergency offices. Alone in Mozambique 446 Deaths are reported. 110,000 people were in shelters, said Minister for the environment, Celso Correia.

the First Cholera cases

in Total, will be affected 531.000 people in Mozambique by the disaster. The International Red cross estimated that there were, in the meantime, the first cases of Cholera. Minister Correia announced the establishment of a treatment centre, to avoid spreading of the disease.

In to the flood areas with few toilets and clean drinking water there is an increased risk of diseases. Thus, the number of Malaria increases in sick, report helpers. In the stagnant water, the Malaria-transmitting mosquitoes can multiply rapidly.

people wait in a makeshift tent city on the help, food and drinking water.

rescue workers and Survivors continue to search the debris for Victims. There is a lack of food, drinking water and accommodation. Correia described the situation as still critical. But you better be something, because the helper could now penetrate more easily into the affected parts of the country.

thousands wait on trees and houses

The care of the victim but made more difficult by persistent rain and destroyed roads. You have drones in use, in order to gain an Overview of the emergency situation, said Correia.

helpers try to rescue people with boats and from the air prior to further swell rivers. Because of the strong Floods to endure-reportedly in the region of Beira thousands on rooftops and in tree crowns. Overall, hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless.

helper to save the people with boats from the flooded areas.

"the situation is catastrophic,"

Nine experts of the Federal Agency for Technical relief are broken in the disaster area. You want to take in Mozambique's hard-ravaged port city of two plants for the treatment of water in operation. "The situation in Beira is a disaster, the emergency supply of drinking water to the affected people live is important", said THW-Vice-President Gerd Friedsam.

The cyclone was swept with wind speeds of up to 170 kilometers per hour and heavy rains over the South East African Region and beyond, and had left a trail of destruction. The UN's talk of possibly the worst storm disaster in the southern hemisphere.

After the cyclone "Idai": The greatest Hardship on the Poorest, 22.03.2019 After cyclone "Idai": a helper to warn of diseases, 22.03.2019 "The worst we've seen yet," 20.03.2019 Atlas |Mozambique |Beira

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