Is the world ignoring Mozambique’s cyclone disasters? | Africa

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Mozambique is reeling from two of the strongest storms ever to hit the country.

Aid efforts were already stretched after Cyclone Idai in March which killed more than 600 people. Then, on Thursday, Cyclone Kenneth made landfall, killing another 38.

Entire communities have been wiped out, and the United Nations said around two million people urgently need drinking water, food and medicine.

But international donors have been slow to respond – if at all.

One senior UN official says if this happened anywhere else in the world, the reaction would be very different.

So is the world ignoring another disaster in Africa? And have donors lost interest?

Presenter: Imran Khan

Guests:

Nicholas Finney – Save the Children’s response team leader in Mozambique.

David Matsinhe – Amnesty International’s researcher for southern Africa.

Mehari Taddele Maru – Researcher on peace and security, law and governance in Africa.

Source: Al Jazeera News

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