The secretary-general of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, is calling on the international community to additional resources for the victims of cyclone Kenneth in southern Africa. The storm has already been five deaths in Mozambique and three in the Comoros.
In the north of Mozambique, there were Sunday persistent floods by the heavy rain, three days after the cyclone on land had come. In some areas takes the water level rapidly increasing and emergency responders are preparing for devastating floods. According to the UN, approximately 170,000 people were affected.
Children’s fund UNICEF says that 368.000 children in Mozambique are in danger and potentially life-saving, emergency aid will be necessary. Several communities are still closed off from the outside world, making the whole size of the disaster is not yet clear.
Last month came in all at least 600 people were killed by cyclone Idai. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is the first time that two cyclones of such fierce intensity Mozambique in the same season take.