Tuesday, March 19, 2019

News priorities

It is not happening to "us" so it is not major news headlines.

"...the world doesn't realise the scale of the problem especially in Mozambique, where some 1.7 million people were on the path of the cyclone," said Herve Verhoosel, WFP spokesperson.
Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa have affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disasters recorded in the southern hemisphere. Rescue crews were still struggling to reach victims on Tuesday, five days after Cyclone Idai raced in at speeds of up to 170 kph from the Indian Ocean into Mozambique, then its inland neighbours Zimbabwe and MalawiUN agencies launched an appeal for immediate international funding and logistical support to save hundreds of thousands who remain isolated and with no access to food or clean water.

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