International donors pledge $1.2billion to rebuild cyclone-affected areas in Mozambique

International donors pledged to contribute $1.2 billion to help rebuild areas and infrastructure destroyed by cyclones Kenneth and Idai in Mozambique, according to the United Nations, less than half the amount the government says is needed. The announcement was made by the country’s President Filipe Nyusi at the end of a two-day International Conference of… Read More International donors pledge $1.2billion to rebuild cyclone-affected areas in Mozambique

Death toll rises to 38 as rains ground aid flights in northern Mozambique

Rains grounded aid flights in northern Mozambique for a second day on Monday, hampering efforts to reach survivors of Cyclone Kenneth as the death toll there jumped to 38. Rescuers managed to use a brief break in the downpours to send one helicopter packed with aid to the island of Ibo, where hundreds of homes… Read More Death toll rises to 38 as rains ground aid flights in northern Mozambique

Death toll rises to five as flooding starts in Mozambique following Cyclone Kenneth

Mozambican officials on Saturday urged those living near two rivers in the country’s north to move to higher ground, as Cyclone Kenneth dumped heavy rains and caused some flooding. The cyclone killed five people and flattened homes around Mozambique’s northern coast before moving inland and pounding the province of Cabo Delgado with rain, fuelling fears… Read More Death toll rises to five as flooding starts in Mozambique following Cyclone Kenneth

One dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone kenneth batters Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth killed at least one person and left a trail of destruction in northern Mozambique, destroying houses, ripping up trees and knocking out power, authorities said on Friday. The cyclone brought storm surges and wind gusts of up to 280 km per hour (174 mph) when it made landfall on Thursday evening, after killing… Read More One dead, houses destroyed as Cyclone kenneth batters Mozambique

Thousands evacuated as Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall in Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth battered northern Mozambique on Thursday with sustained winds of up to 220 km per hour (137 miles per hour) after killing three people on the island nation of Comoros overnight. Impoverished Mozambique is still recovering from another powerful tropical cyclone which made landfall further south last month, flattening the port city of Beira… Read More Thousands evacuated as Cyclone Kenneth set to make landfall in Mozambique

Three dead as Cyclone Kenneth lashes Comoros, heads to Mozambique

Violent winds of up to 140 kph (87 mph) lashed the East African island nation of Comoros overnight, killing three people, authorities said on Thursday, as Cyclone Kenneth swept toward flood-battered Mozambique. In Comoros, the winds caused widespread power outages in the northern part of the main island, Grande Comore, and the capital Moroni as… Read More Three dead as Cyclone Kenneth lashes Comoros, heads to Mozambique