Fulai Joaquim has enough food to feed his 10 children for another week, maybe two. Then, he says, it is in the hands of God.

Beira, Mozambique - Sara Francisco survived the devastating Cyclone Idai by climbing a rooftop with her two young daughters in her rural village of Buzi after most surrounding buildings were swept

The number of confirmed cases of cholera in Mozambique’s cyclone-hit port city of Beira has nearly doubled to 271 in the last 48 hours, the southern African nation’s government said on Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Cases of cholera in Mozambique soared to 517 people in Sofala province, the government of Mozambique said Sunday, while announcing that a first cholera fatality is now reported in the hard-hit port

Mozambique has confirmed 139 cases of cholera in the wake of a tropical cyclone that hit the southern African nation and killed more than 460 people.

Mozambique will start a cholera vaccination campaign next week in areas ravaged by Cyclone Idai, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, after five confirmed cases were detected.

The Mozambican government failed to warn people in the areas worst hit by Cyclone Idai despite a “red alert” being issued two days before it struck, the mayor of the city of Beira has said.

An estimated 3 million people, more than half of whom are children, urgently need humanitarian assistance across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai – the worst disaste

The destruction wrought by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa this month shows weather warnings must spur action and infrastructure has to be built with climate risks in mind if people are to be kept

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