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Large parts of Mozambique remains devastated after cyclone Idai swept across the country in early March.
Idai affected more than 3 million people in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe, and it will cost over R27bn to repair the damage.
On March 15, Cyclone Idai slammed into the Chimanimani Mountains that form the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique and this is how it has affected the regions.
Cyclone Idai is long gone, but its devastating effects on South Africa's neighbouring countries prove there is still more work to be done to grant full relief to close to 1.5 million people.
As Mozambique battles to control a fast-spreading cholera outbreak in the cyclone-hit central city of Beira, international assistance is arriving.
'It's not safe anywhere anymore:' In Mozambique, cyclone scattered thousands of lives
At least two people have died outside hospitals with symptoms including dehydration and diarrhoea, says minister.
Cholera cases in Mozambique among survivors of a devastating cyclone have shot up to 139, officials say, as nearly 1 million vaccine doses were rushed to the region and health workers desperately tried to improvise treatment space for victims.
Survivors in Machongwe village rushed for aid this week, 12 days after the cyclone hit, putting aside a search that is now less about finding survivors and more about properly burying bodies.
The UN is struggling to reach those cut off after the disaster that killed many and left more homeless.
In March, a cyclone ripped through central Mozambique. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, these mothers show us what strength, courage and resilience truly look like.
With little faith in their government, Zimbabweans have take the rescue effort into their own hands after Cyclone Idai hit the Chimanimani region.
The death toll from the cyclone that ripped into southern Africa last month is now above 1 000.
As flood waters recede, survivors are desperately searching for loved-ones while being stuck in Beira rescue camps.
The US military join in the disaster relief efforts getting food and other humanitarian aid supplies to thousands of those affected and displaced by Cyclone Idai
Mozambique says cholera cases now up to 271 in cyclone-hit city as vaccines are rushed in
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Two survivors of cyclone Idai died and 11 were hurt when the brakes failed on an army truck delivering food aid in eastern Zimbabwe and it ploughed into a waiting crowd, an official said.
Long-term food supplies in Mozambique are now at risk because farmlands have been ruined by Cyclone Idai, leaving locals susceptible to starvation.
The first cases of cholera have been confirmed in the cyclone-ravaged city of Beira, Mozambican authorities have announced.
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