As we settle in our houses with our children or parents, in the Mozambique city of “Beir” people are dying in the absence of the much-needed help.
The port city of Beira is reeling from the damage inflicted by Cyclone Idai, according to a BBC report filed from the city.
A total of 200 people have been confirmed dead in Mozambique, along with another 100 in neighbouring Zimbabwe, but the death toll could be much higher, according to a BBC report.
Those who survived the disaster have had little reprieve to mourn the loss of their loved ones or salvage the little that is remaining of their belongings. They are in desperate need of food,
shelter and clothing, as the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani reports from Beira.
Inside a makeshift response centre at the airport in Beira, aid agencies are scrambling to get to those still trapped across the region.
It’s the first point of call for all the teams coming in from around the world and offers the first glimpse of how heavily this operation is relying on outside help, BBC reported.
A few kilometres away, panic is setting in. The people of Beira are growing anxious – help is coming, but it is really slow and not nearly enough.
“I have nothing. I have lost everything. We don’t have food. I don’t even have blankets. We need help,” one woman tells me as we make our way through the village of Manhava.