On Thursday 14 March, one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere made landfall in the port city of Beira. Wind speeds of up to 106 mph and severe flooding have wreaked havoc across the region, destroying homes and devastating crops, infrastructure and livelihoods. In Beira, 90% of the land is currently under water.
At least 480 people have been killed, and an estimated 400,000 have lost their homes, with numbers set to rise as the humanitarian response to the disaster continues.
As water systems become contaminated, there is an increased likelihood of an outbreak of waterborne diseases like cholera, which if left untreated, can be fatal.
People are living without water, food, shelter and healthcare and need urgent assistance.
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