King Mohammed VI of Morocco ordered the shipment of an urgent humanitarian aid to Mozambique where a massive flood destroyed swathes of lands leaving victims and considerable damage to fields and infrastructure. The gesture comes in response to international calls for support to Mozambique and falls in line with Morocco’s solidarity with African nations, the ministry said. The floods propelled by Cyclone Idai affected Mozambique mostly but also hit other southern African countries like Zimbabwe, and Malawi last week. The floods created an “inland ocean” near the Mozambique coastal city of Beira destroying homes and natural habitat. Humanitarian agencies have raised alerts over hygiene and safe drinking water needs eight days after cyclone Idai lashed central Mozambique as some cholera cases are reported in Beira.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 23, 2019 15:56 UTC