MOZAMBIQUE

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Cyclone Idai reached coastal Mozambique on March 14th, 2019. The eye passed over the the nation's 4th largest city, Beira, then moved further inland to bring destruction Malawi, Zimbabwe, and other parts of southeastern Africa.​ Months’ worth of rain fell in a matter of hours. Storm surges reached 2.5 meters. Flood waters submerged communities under 10 meters of water. More than 600 lives were lost, some 1,600 were injured, and close to 2.2 million people were in need of urgent assistance. Six weeks later Tropical Cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique with wind gusts of up to 220km/h, making it the most intense cyclone ever to hit the African continent. Crops were completely destroyed and few have been able to return to their villages.

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