Some of my relations have gone back to the village to look for

Mozambique flood survivors mourn

Sara Francisco canada goose outlet uk survived the devastating Cyclone Idai by climbing a rooftop with her two young daughters in her rural village goose outlet canada of Buzi after most surrounding buildings were swept away by flooding.

Canada Goose Outlet She was stuck at the rooftop for about 24 hours with no food, surviving on rain water while calling out for help with her children. Canada Goose Outlet

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“I can’t find my husband, my mother and six siblings. We were together before the floods but since I arrived to the camp, I can’t locate them,” Francisco told Al Jazeera.

uk canada goose outlet “I canada goose outlet assumed they were rescued by the boats too but it doesn’t look like they survived. Every day I’m praying to God to find them,” she added. uk canada goose outlet

“I have made repeated calls to canada goose montebello uk their phone numbers but got no response. Some of my relations have gone back to the village to look for them but no one has seen them. I am really, really concerned.”

Cyclone Idai was one of the worst storms on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere as a whole. The cyclone caused catastrophic damage in Zimbabwe and Malawi, but Mozambique was hit the hardest, with Beira, a coastal city of 500 000 residents, and the surrounding area bearing the brunt of the long lived storm.

Mourning the dead

For days, rescue teams comprising canada goose manchester uk of government workers and aid agencies deployed boats and helicopters to the flooded areas in search for survivors.

Canada Goose online Thousands were ferried to safety mostly to Beira, which was partly destroyed by the cyclone. Some, however, did not make it out as thousands remain missing. Canada Goose online

190326113310010 Twenty eight year old Eduardo received word that his aging mother and two of his siblings were among the dead.

“I cried so hard when I was told they were swept away by the floods. The people around them were helpless in saving them,” Eduardo told Al Jazeera. “I’m inconsolable. I don’t know what to do. I’m now an orphan,” he said.

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The Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Management is now leading efforts to return some of them back to their storm stricken villages as the flood waters recede.

Speaking to Al Jazeera, the institute’s spokesperson Vitorini Mondlane, said “steps are being taken to return some of the people back to their homes especially those from Buzi. They will be assisted to rebuild their homes”.

“Those who decide not to return home will be allocated plots of land in another location that is not vulnerable to flooding,” Mondlane added.

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The United Nations has said some 1.8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The imminent threat of more cholera infections and hunger is still a major concern.

canada goose factory sale The World Heath Organisation has promised to provide 900 000 doses of cholera vaccines to check the outbreak. The number of reported cases in Beira alone has increased to 271 as of Tuesday canada goose factory sale.