U.N. distributes aid to Mozambique flood victims

20 March 2019

The distribution of food aid started in Mozambique aiming to reach victims affected by cyclone winds and floods, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.

According to government estimates, about 600,000 people may be affected in Mozambique. A World Food Programme warehouse in Beira was badly damaged, but some food remained intact and WFP is providing cereal to those sheltering at 18 schools and churches in Beira from that stock.