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Climate migration: From Dhaka to Freetown, cities on alert

Mozambique Beira fish market

KIM HARRISBERG and CAREY L BIRON, of Thomson Reuters Foundation, report on calls from city mayors in climate vulnerable nations for cash and a bigger say in forging policies to deal with displacement caused by drought, storms and flooding…

Six months after cyclones, Pope spotlights Mozambique’s needs

Pope Mozambique

Johannesberg, South AfricaThomson Reuters Foundation Pope Francis set off for Mozambique on Wednesday, six months after the poor southern African nation was struck by the worst two cyclones in its history, which flooded villages, flattened a major port city and killed more than 600 people. Protection of the environment is expected to be a key […]

International community pledges $US1.2 billion to rebuild Mozambique

International donors have pledged $US1.2 billion towards the rebuilding of Mozambique in the wake of two destructive cyclones earlier this year, the UN said Sunday. The announcement followed a two day conference involving some 700 people representing international organisations, donors, the private sector and civil society in the port city of Beira – one of […]

Charities fear for children separated from parents in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Mozambique cyclone

Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation Hundreds of children remain separated from their parents two months after a powerful cyclone battered Mozambique leaving them in limbo and at risk of abuse or being trafficked into slavery, charities warned on Wednesday.  Cyclone Idai struck central Mozambique on 14th March, ripping apart homes, schools and health clinics, and its […]

Aid workers race to contain cholera outbreak in cyclone-hit Mozambique

Mozambique Cyclone Cholera

Nairobi, Kenya Thomson Reuters Foundation Aid workers were on Tuesday racing to contain a cholera outbreak in northern Mozambique after a powerful cyclone contaminated water sources and damaged health clinics. Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the province of Cabo Delgado on 25th April, flattening entire villages and killing more than 40 people. More than 200,000 people […]

Quick facts – 10 things to know about the cyclone battering Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth

Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation Rescuers in northern Mozambique struggled on Monday to reach people stranded by flooding after a second cyclone in just over a month pounded the impoverished southern African nation, leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake. It is the first time in recorded history that two strong tropical cyclones […]

Storm-struck Mozambique must revamp climate preparations – former first lady

Cyclone Idai response

LondonThomson Reuters Foundation After Cyclone Idai blasted through the Mozambican port of Beira in March, former first lady Graca Machel took a helicopter ride over the city – and was astonished at the devastation. “Beira was left literally with no one single roof that was not affected,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “I was […]