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Aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique and New Zealand

Cyclone Idai's deadly hit has left some 1.85 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday, as relief workers assessed the scale of the disaster and determine what help is most urgently needed.

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Cyclone Idai slammed into Mozambique near the port of Beira on March 14, killing more than 600 people across the three south African countries. (Reuters)

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Cyclone Idai's deadly hit has left some 1.85 million people in need of assistance in Mozambique, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday, as relief workers assessed the scale of the disaster and determine what help is most urgently needed. (Reuters)

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Increasingly, the relief focus has turned to preventing or containing what many believe will be inevitable outbreaks of malaria and cholera. Though no cholera cases have yet been confirmed, health workers on the ground have reported an upsurge in cases of diarrhoea - a symptom of the disease. (AP)

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The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has designated Mozambique a level three emergency, placing it on a par with Syria, Yemen and South Sudan. The agency is preparing to feed 1.7 million people in Mozambique. For the first three months, the agency is appeaing for USD 282 million and an estimate total of USD 337 million. Out of which, only 2 per cent has been funded till now. (Reuters)

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In Zimbabwe, where 179 people have died, another 329 people were still unaccounted for on Monday. (Reuters)

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Receding flood waters have allowed greater access, and a greater sense of how much people have lost. Thousands of people, stranded for more than a week by the flooding, are now being moved to safer shelters. (AP)