Cyclone Idai

  1. Millions of Cyclone Idai victims face food shortages

    Around two million people affected by Cyclone Idai are facing food shortages almost one year after the cyclone hit Mozambique, aid agencies say.

    Cyclone Idai struck the coastline of Mozambique on 14 March 2019 and caused devastation and heavy loss of life.

    Susanna Capital told Newsday that the flood wiped out her fruit farm, which was her source of income, and she is still struggling to find another way to feed her six children.

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    Video caption: The cyclone caused severe damage and loss of life in southern Africa
  2. Cyclone Idai: one year on

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    Video caption: It caused severe damage and loss of life in southern Africa

    It caused severe damage and loss of life in southern Africa

  3. Food donations 'left to rot' in Zimbabwe

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    Image caption: Cyclone Idai struck the coastline of Mozambique in March and caused widespread devastation

    Thousands of dollars worth of food donations have been left to rot in warehouses in Zimbabwe, local media report.

    Items including flour, sugar beans and corn were donated when Cyclone Idai devastated parts of southern Africa earlier this year.

    But much of the donated food was never given to the victims of the disaster and it has since expired in storage, the state-owned Herald newspaper reports.

    It is not clear why the donations were not passed on. Journalists attempted to visit the warehouses on Tuesday and found them to be locked.

    "I believe it is an issue of inefficiency on the part of those responsible,” a local politician, Joshua Sacco, told The Herald.

    Cyclone Idai struck the coastline of Mozambique on 14 March and caused devastation and heavy loss of life.

    The UN says 1.7 million people in Mozambique lived in the path of the cyclone, with a further 920,000 people affected in Malawi and many thousands more in Zimbabwe.

  4. 400 children remain separated from families after Cyclone Idai

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    Video caption: Some young children have only vague memories of their home communities

    Some young children have only vague memories of their home communities

  5. Mozambique village 'at risk of famine'

    Famine is closing in on a village in the north of Mozambique, Radio Mocambique has said.

    Droughts followed by Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth has affected about 1,000 farmers in the Tete province.

    They say they are in need of seed to start the farming a new season of crops, which were mainly destroyed by combined floods and torrential rains.

    Farmers standing amid destroyed crops
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    Video caption: Cyclone Kenneth: Destroyed roads left looking like waterfalls

    Parts of Mozambique have been cut off barely a month after deadly Cyclone Idai hit the region.

  7. Strong Cyclone Kenneth Makes landfall

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    Video caption: Strong Cyclone Kenneth Makes landfall
  8. Marta and her brother.

    It's been four weeks since a massive storm hit large parts of southern Africa, making hundreds of thousands of people homeless. We hear 10-year-old Marta's story.

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  9. Fighting the spread of cholera in cyclone-hit Mozambique

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    Video caption: 800,000 people have now been vaccinated around city of Beira
  10. The UN starts anti-cholera vaccination in Mozambique

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    Video caption: It is the worst affected country by Cyclone Idai

    It is the worst affected country by Cyclone Idai

  11. Burying and identifying the dead after Cyclone Idai

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    Video caption: A forensic expert on the ground describes the challenges in western Mozambique
  12. "Bring tinned food, toiletries and clothes to Wesley Methodist Church in Reading"

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    Video caption: "Bring tinned food and clothes to Wesley Methodist Church in Reading." Alice Mpofu Coles

    Bridgitte chats to Alice Mpofu Coles from the Zimbabwean community in Reading and finds out what they are doing to help survivors of cyclone Idai.

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    Video caption: Mozambique cyclone: 'I hope that help arrives soon'

    Two weeks on from Cyclone Idai, BBC's Nomsa Maseko reports on the on-going problems in Mozambique.

  14. Cyclone Idai: Search and rescue operation ends

    Jose Tembe

    BBC Africa, Maputo

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    Image caption: People had to be rescued from rooftops and trees

    Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi has announced that the search and rescue operation to find survivors from Cyclone Idai, which hit two weeks ago, is now over.

    Speaking from the port city of Beira, where the cyclone made landfall on 14 March, the president said: "The team remains vigilant on the ground and ready to intervene whenever the situation demands."

    Mr Nyusi said a new phase in the recovery operation was beginning to help those affected and rebuild the education, health, energy, transport, industry and trade sectors, which were all devastated by the cyclone.

    The authorities in Mozambique say that 493 people died as a result of Cyclone Idai.