WFP Chief Heading to Mozambique to Assess Cyclone Devastation

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There are reports of hundreds of bodies alongside a single road as floodwaters began to recede. The scale and scope of suffering and damage is breathtaking after touring the region around Beira. World Food Program Director David Beasley is traveling to Mozambique Tuesday to draw attention to the devastation caused by the cyclone that recently struck the area of Mozambique Zimbabwe and Malawi in the southeastern part of Africa. aid chief said the United Nations is appealing for $282 million to help the victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The cyclones heavy winds and rains killed at least 750 people in Mozambique and neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless. Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said appeals for Malawi and Zimbabwe would be coming in the next few days. Department of Defense said it will provide $6. 5 million in immediate humanitarian assistance to Mozambique. BEIRA while the World Health Organization warned of a second disaster if disease breaks out. The World Health Organization said it is expecting a spike in malaria cases in Mozambique

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