After Cyclone Idai and Cholera, Survivors Now Battle Hunger

Nearly three weeks since Cyclone Idai struck three of the most vulnerable countries in Southern Africa, needs are rising and humanitarians still don't have a full picture of the extent of the disaster. Aid access is one of the biggest challenges and cholera is a major concern. A mass vaccination campaign against cholera has begun in Mozambique to prevent the deadly disease from turning into a full-blown epidemic. At least 847 people across three countries have reportedly died during the storm.

Nearly half of Cyclone Idai's victims are children.


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