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10 May 2019 description

The death toll in Mozambique and Comoros as a result of Tropical Cyclone KENNETH has reached 50, of which 43 in Mozambique (41 in Cabo Delgado Province and two in Nampula Province) and seven in Comoros.

In Mozambique, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), as of 8 May, 94 people were reported injured, approximately 21,500 people sheltered in 11 displacement centres across Cabo Delgado and Nampula Provinces and around 45,400 houses totally or partially destroyed throughout the affected provinces.

10 May 2019 description

‘There was no one coming to help me and my family… so I had to do something’

By Tendai Marima Freelance journalist based in southern Africa.

Floodwaters from Cyclone Kenneth have receded, but damaged roads and bridges are keeping relief teams from reaching thousands still in need. To make matters worse, recent sporadic violence in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado has interrupted aid deliveries.