Mozambique's Children at Risk from Trafficking After Cyclone Idai
Traffickers often prey on lone children caught up in chaotic scenes such as Cyclone Idai, they said, while parents might marry off their young girls as they struggle to eke out a life, writes Nita Bhalla for the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 27 March 2019
Thousands of children who survived a cyclone in southeast Africa face fresh risks in its aftermath - being sold into slavery by human traffickers or forced into early marriage by… Read more »
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.
Southern Africa: Nearly Half of Cyclone Idai's Victims Are Children
VOA, 25 March 2019
The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the… Read more »
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 ... Read more »
Although experts have said it was too early to draw specific conclusions from Idai, for a continent already wracked by the effects of climate change, the Tropical Cyclone has been ... Read more »