Update from the ground
- Marcia Cossa, Head of Programmes at ActionAid Mozambique said:
“Today our country is reeling from the devastation inflicted by Cyclone Idai. In Beira, the situation is critical and a state of emergency has been declared. People have no food, water or medicine and the death toll is rising.
Desperate survivors are waiting to be rescued from the tops of buildings. Rescuers are working round the clock but fear they don’t have the resources to rescue everyone. The worst affected areas are cut off from the rest of the country, without communication or power.”