Devastating Cyclone Idai: Death Toll Rises to 750; Here’s How Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi Look After Storm and Flooding

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Flooding following Cyclone Idai has left hundreds dead and more than 100,000 displaced in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

Keep on reading Nexter.org to see the horrible consequences in those areas.

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A catastrophe is unfolding in the wake of Cyclone Idai, which hit the southern African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi on March 15.

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Source: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images

 

In all, the storm is believed to have killed more than 750 people across the three countries, with the most deaths occurring in Mozambique, where the storm made landfall.

Source: Rick Emenaket/Mission Aviation Fellowship/AFP/Getty Images

 

More than 100,000 people are now living in shelters.

Source: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Beira took the full brunt of Cyclone Idai, with aid agencies reporting that 90% of the city had been destroyed by the storm.

Source: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

 

Even though the cyclone hit Mozambique over a week ago, aid agencies are warning that the disaster is getting worse.

Source: Rick Emenaket/Mission Aviation Fellowship/AFP/Getty Images

 

The storm brought intense, flooding rain and an estimated 13 feet of deadly storm surge to some coastal areas in Mozambique. 

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Source: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

 

The European Space Agency captured the extent of the flooding via satellite on March 19 (the flooded areas are in red).

Source: European Space Agency

 

More trouble may be coming. Where there’s flooding and poor sanitation, disease follows. The IFRC reports there are now cases of cholera — a bacterial infection that spreads when drinking water is tainted with feces — in Beira.

You can help the victims of Cyclone Idai by donating to UNICEF, the International Medical CorpsGlobal Giving’s relief fundSave the Childrenthe Red CrossCatholic Relief Services, or Doctors Without Borders.


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Devastating Cyclone Idai: Death Toll Rises to 750; Here's How Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi Look After Storm and Flooding
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