Pemba, Mozambique, May 2, 2019 / 16:29 pm
Catholic Relief Services is appealing for additional aid after Cyclone Kenneth struck northern Mozambique last week, the second such storm to hit the country in recent months.
"Entire villages have been flattened. Roads have been washed out. And bridges have been destroyed," Erica Dahl-Bredine, CRS' country representative of Lesotho and Mozambique, said April 30. "We're just beginning to fully understand the extent of the damage. In fact, the number of people who have been impacted by this storm continues to climb."
Cyclone Kenneth struck northeastern Mozambique April 25, killing 38. It destroyed 35,000 homes and left homeless tens of thousands. Cyclone Idai had hit the country's south in March, killing at least 900.
"The local Church is doing an incredible job of helping the people of Mozambique in both regions and has mobilized an enormous army of volunteers to assist in these dual relief efforts," Dahl-Bredine commented.