Victims of storms in Mozambique ask for help
14 de enero de 2021, 10:6Maputo, Jan 14 (Prensa Latina) More than 24,000 people in resettlement sites affected by Tropical Storm Chalane in central Mozambique currently need urgent humanitarian aid, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) states.
The inter-governmental organization informed that the aid should also reach another 61,000 Mozambicans who are in a state of vulnerability to face the current rainy season.
According to the National Institute for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction in Mozambique, more than 73,000 people were affected by Tropical Storm Chalane in December 2020.
Preliminary assessments, with IOM participation, indicate that around 5,000 families in 52 resettlement sites in Manica and Sofala provinces were damaged, not counting thousands of people who were displaced due to Cyclone Idai in 2019.
According to IOM representative in Mozambique Dr. Laura Tomm-Bonde, the populations hit by both meteorological events continue to be 'extremely vulnerable.'
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