18 Apr Cyclone Idai: One Month On

The World Bank has estimated that Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe will need about two-billion US dollars together to recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Idai. Roughly one-thousand people were killed and lots more displaced when two major rivers, in the port city of Beira burst their banks. The cyclone then moved to parts of Zimbabwe and Malawi leaving behind a trail of devastation. The World Bank further revealed that direct economic losses from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique will range from six-hundred and fifty and eight-hundred million dollars. Meanwhile humanitarian aid from all over the world has been and continues to pour in for the three countries.

To give us an update on this developing story we are on the line to:

• Rejoice Nxumalo is the spokesperson at the South African Association of Investors

• Florento Delpinto is the head of Emergency Operations at the the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent and is in Beira Mozambique

• Tigere Chagutah is the Deputy Regional Director Campaigns at Amnesty International’s Regional Office for Southern Africa
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