Secretary-General Visits Mozambique

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (left) speaks with students at the 25 de Junho School that is currently hosting around 5,000 children ranging in ages from five to 14. The school, located in Beira, was damaged during the cyclone Idai when most of the tin roofs flew off, except for some parts that now hang in pieces over the students.

Mr. Guterres visits Mozambique to take stock of the recovery efforts in the areas impacted by cyclones Idai and Kenneth, which hit just a few weeks apart in March and April 2019.

More than 600 people perished during Idai alone; the effects of the two cyclones combined left approximately 2.2 million people in need of assistance. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have since been on the ground supporting the Government’s efforts – assisting through contributing to the coordination of international support, distributing food, drinking water and medicine, and providing shelter to those displaced.

Source: United Nations