Cases of Cholera Confirmed in Cyclone-Ravaged Mozambique

The first cases of cholera have been reported in the Mozambican city of Beira, complicating an already massive and complex emergency in the southern African country. The announcement of five cases of the waterborne disease follows days of mounting fears that cholera and other diseases could break out in the squalid conditions in which tens of thousands have been living since Cyclone Idai struck on 14 March, killing at least 700 people across the region.

Praia Nova Village was one of the most affected neighborhoods in Beira. Being a located on the coast, this shanty town of loosely built homes were extremely vulnerable to the high winds and rain. Following the cyclone families are returning trying to pick up the pieces of their lives.

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