In 2019 Cyclone Idai destroyed wide swathes of Zimbabwe’s Chimanimani National Park. Residents are rebuilding in a way that lets them remain in the area, whilst protecting themselves from future natural disasters.
The tropical storm last year devastated the area around the Chimanimani National Park in Zimbabwe. Now locals are rebuilding their lives through sustainable farming practices and eco-tourism.
Cyclone Idai struck southeast Africa in March 2019, killing at least 1,300 people in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi. A year later, DW visited desperate survivors in Zimbabwe, where many are still living in tents.
UN agencies are aiding the rescue effort after tens of thousands of people were hit by floods across southeast Africa. The regional death toll has already reached 174 and hundreds more remain missing.
Mozambique's president has described Idai's aftermath as "a real disaster of great proportions." He has spoken of flying over submerged villages and seeing bodies floating in the floodwaters.
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