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22 July 2019

Four Months After Cyclones Devastate Mozambique, New WFP Video Highlights the Cost of Climate Change (For the Media)

Mozambique was affected by several consecutive natural shocks in the first months of 2019 that affected people’s food and nutrition security. In January, Tropical Storm Desmond caused excessive rains and floods in Sofala, Tete and Zambézia; in March, Cyclone Idai affected the center of the country; in April Cyclone Kenneth that affected Cabo Delgado; irregular rainfall patterns and pest attack on cereal crops; violence and insurgency in Cabo Delgado.
From July 2019 to March 2020, during the recovery and reconstruction period, WFP will provide food assistance for a total of 1,200,000 people per month, with 800,000 people in the central districts, 150,000 people in the northern districts and 250,000 in the districts in the southern zone affected by drought.
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