United nations provides $13 million in emergency funds to cyclone-hit Mozambique

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 29, 2019, 12.52 PM(IST)

The aftermath of Cyclone Kenneth is seen in Macomia District, Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Cyclone Kenneth, a Category Three storm on the hurricane scale, made landfall in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province late Thursday after damaging the Comoros islands.

The United Nations said on Sunday that they will grant $13 million in emergency funds to Mozambique and Comoros islands to help provide with food and water shelter after the island was slammed by the second cyclone in a month.

Cyclone Kenneth, a Category Three storm on the hurricane scale, made landfall in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province late Thursday after damaging the Comoros islands.

The cyclone has damaged or destroyed 3,000 homes while about 18,000 people were housed in emergency shelters.

Three people died in Comoros island and there are reports of the death of one person in Mozambique by Cyclone Kenneth.

Mozambique is still recovering from Cyclone Idai that hit further south last month and moved into neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing more than 1,000 people.

It is the first time on record that two such powerful cyclones have hit Mozambique in so such short intervals.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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