Kenneth came last Thursday to land in the province of Cabo Delgado, in the north of the African country, and was accompanied by wind gusts of 300 km/h and very heavy downpours. Almost 35.000 houses are destroyed or damaged. According to the United Nations (UN) are approximately 18,000 people were displaced. the
The natural disaster came less than six weeks after the passage of the Idai. That hurricane went middle of last month by the second largest city of Beira (center), and then went further in the direction of Zimbabwe. It came to a thousand people to life and kept hundreds of thousands of homeless people left behind in both countries. the
children's fund Unicef calculated that after the passage of Kenneth again 368.000 children in need of urgent help. That brings the total number of children in need 1.4 million. They live in areas in the north and central part of the country, where Idai and Kenneth ugly have wreaked havoc.
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The ground is saturated from the water and the rivers swell. We expect to see massive flooding in the coming daysMichel Le Pechoux (Unicef)
“Cabo Delgado has no previous experience with cyclones, which makes the communities in this region are not prepared for a severe storm,” said Michel Le Pechoux, Unicef is active in Mozambique, last weekend. the
“This makes families with children are extra vulnerable. The ground is saturated from the water and the rivers swell. We expect to see massive flooding in the coming days and do everything to get everyone to safety.”
After the passage of the Idai was the number of people in need of help for shelter, food, or medication at 1.85 million people.
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