Major humanitarian emergency after cyclone batters SE Africa

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Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa have affected more than 2. 6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere. The cyclone hit land near Beira on Thursday and moved inland throughout the weekend leaving heavy rains in its trail on Tuesday. This is a major humanitarian emergency that is getting bigger by the hour said Verhoosel. Clare Nullis tropical related disasters in the southern hemisphere. Here is a look at the disaster that has killed untold hundreds of people in Mozambique Zimbabwe and Malawi. Further deaths could occur if people clinging to hope are swept away by the rising waters or are not reached in time with critical water food and other aid. Aid appeals for millions of dollars have begun as the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations rush to deliver food fuel and medicines to the vast affected area. The EU says its initial package to Mozambique Zimbabwe and Malawi is worth about $3. 9 million while Britain says it will provide up to $7

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