Factbox Cyclone Idais heavy toll 732 dead hundreds of thousands displaced

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As of Saturday government and United Nations officials said. Heavy rains also washed away agricultural lands leaving many with nothing to harvest. The rains continued after the storm hit compounding the misery for tens of thousands of people. We are in a race against time to help and protect children in the disaster ravaged areas of Mozambique one of the areas most affected by the cyclone. 8 million people across the country have been affected by the cyclone which slammed the country last week. Cyclone Idai started as a tropical depression in Malawi schools and public buildings. Nearly half a million children are affected. A second week has begun with efforts to find and help some tens of thousands of people in devastated parts of southern Africa with some hundreds dead and an unknown number of people still missing. The storm has also killed 259 in Zimbabwe relief agencies said. Were going to have to wait until the flood waters recede until we know the full expanse of the toll on the people of Mozambique OCHA coordinator Sebastian Rhodes Stampa said

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