Relief Organizations Struggle to Deliver Aid to Cyclone-Battered Mozambique

Nicole Rojas SAVE THIS

A woman sits outside a clinic damaged during Cyclone Kenneth on Ibo island north of Pemba, Mozambique, May 1, 2019. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

At least 38 people are dead and thousands more are feared trapped after Tropical Cyclone Kenneth battered the African country of Mozambique. The country, and neighboring Zimbabwe and Malawi, are still dealing with massive flooding brought on by Tropical Cyclone Idai in March, which killed over 900 people.

The Mozambican government estimates that 160,000 people have been affected by Cyclone Kenneth, and urged residents of the city of Pemba to flee to higher ground as rain continues to affect the area. More than 22 inches of rain have fallen in the city since the cyclone hit on April 25, ABC News reported.

The United Nations said aid workers faced “an incredibly difficult situation” in reaching the thousands of survivors in northern Mozambique on Tuesday. The…

Subscribe to The North Star

Subscribe for $10 a month to gain access to this and many more articles from The North Star.

Do you already have an account?

RELATED STORIES

Join The Conversation

Join the Conversation