As the water level retreats hundreds of villagers work together to salvage whoever and whatever they can from areas which were submerged up to 4 meters deep.
The tropical cyclone named Idai is being credited to be the one
of the worst tropical cyclones in recent memory to hit Africa and the Southern
Hemisphere as a whole. As of yet the countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and
Malawi have been effected the harshest.
Although many reports claim the death toll being 350, it is
too early to state the exact amount to casualties as the numbers are growing
exponentially. As per the Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi he estimates that
1,000 people of his country may have been killed in what has become one of the
most destructive nature disasters in the region’s recent history, reported
the Associated Press (AP).
More than 900 people were rescued from the destruction this
week many resorting to climbing trees to avoid being swept away by the floods.
The BBC further reported that more than 15,000 are yet to be rescued. It is
also feared that the current estimation of 2 million people being effected by
the flood may rise
As a result of the catastrophe food prices have been hit hard
and food prices are also expected to rise in the city of Beira. 90% of said
city is still reportedly submerged. Officials also state that the city may soon
run out of clean drinking water.
The governments of the effected countries have urged the
international community to step in their time of need.