Cyclone Idai: Machongwe Villagers Finally Receive Food Aid

Survivors of Machongwe village in Chimanimani finally got aid 12 days after Cyclone Idai wiped out the village’s commercial centre.

The villagers had been cut off from all forms of help as roads and bridges were swept away by flash floods and mudflows induced by the Cyclone.

Machongwe is is one of many in Zimbabwe and Mozambique cut off since Cyclone Idai made landfall on March 14, swamping huge areas of central Mozambique and sending boulders crashing down mountainsides in Zimbabwe.

The search for the dead is ongoing as it is not known how many people perished in the area.

Like Kopa Growth point, Machongwe bore the full wrath of the cyclone with boulders now strewn on areas where houses were built.

People had been competing with baboons for guavas and resorting to cooking unripe bananas for food.


More: Newsday

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