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Cyclones Idai, Kenneth: Mozambique hosts International Pledging Conference

Mozambique is hosting an International Pledging Conference for reconstruction efforts following the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth which affected about 1.8 million of people.

The event is taking place today and tomorrow in the city of Beira which is the most affected area.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is fully supporting the efforts of the Government of Mozambique by providing assistance in policy making and technical expertise.

“I personally witnessed the results of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai during my recent visit to the affected areas.UNDP fully supports the efforts of Government of Mozambique to achieve sustainable recovery and resilience,” said Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa for the United Nations Development Programme who witnessed the damage in April when he visited Mozambique.

Mozambique government in line with World Bank, United Nations and European Union said the country needs $3.2 Billion to recover from a pair of powerful tropical cyclone

The conference was organised by the Post Cyclone Reconstruction Secretariat.              

Tropical Cyclones killed more than 650 people in Mozambique, also hundreds of people in Zimbabwe and Malawi in March and April 2019.

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