UN Representative highlights Angola’s support for Idai victims

Angola participates in Mozambique, in the international effort to assist the victims of cyclone Idai, with a staff of more than 100 people, between military and civilians.

Despite of the aid, the official called on international humanitarian agencies and organizations to continue to contribute to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of affected populations in the short, medium and long term through a resilience plan as part of the implementation of the 2030 agenda objectives.

She was speaking at a special meeting organized by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Food Program (WFP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

To her, Cyclone Idai is only the iceberg of the consequences of global warming and climate change and demonstrates once again the need and importance of the international community to implement the recommendations and conclusions of the Paris Climate Agreement in urgent and imperative way.

Mozambican authorities have updated to 518 the number of deaths caused by Cyclone Idai and floods.

According to the situation reported by the National Institute of Catastrophe Management (INGC) of Mozambique, there were still 1,641 injured and more than 146 thousand people are now staying in shelters.

Source: Angola Press News Agency