Help is on the way to people in Beira and outside urban areas worst hit by Cyclone Idai, but fears of epidemics like cholera are rising.
Thousands of people remain without food or shelter days after the storm made landfall on the coast of Mozambique. As communities struggle with the scale of loss, neighboring countries have pledged humanitarian support.
About half a million people in the port city of Beira have been cut off as Idai made landfall, with media reporting at least 19 deaths. The disaster hits after a week of extensive flooding across the region.
Rescue efforts began as the weather cleared in Zimbabwe's hard-hit Chimanimani district, where infrastructure was washed away by floods. Mozambique's environment minister said the disaster could be the nation's worst.
The UN has described Cyclone Idai as one of the deadliest storms on record in the Southern Hemisphere. More than 1,000 have died, and millions are still fighting for survival. DW spoke with aid worker Ninja Taprogge.
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