One year after Kenneth there are 390,000 assisted, but only 23% of support - UN - Plataforma Media

One year after Kenneth there are 390,000 assisted, but only 23% of support – UN

A year after tropical cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique, more than 390,000 people received assistance, but only 23% of the financial support needed for the region was obtained, says a United Nations survey.

The total expected budget amounts to $ 113 million (€ 104 million) and would be used to respond to a post-Kenneth humanitarian support budget until May this year, including aid due to the violence caused by armed groups in the region – and without including funds. government.

“One year after tropical cyclone Kenneth hit northern Mozambique, more than 390,000 people received critical assistance, such as food, drinking water and shelters,” says the UN.

However, the situation in the region “has deteriorated in recent months”.

“Floods in December 2019 and January this year forced thousands of people to move and key infrastructure was damaged, exacerbating the needs of more than 200,000 people who still live in destroyed or damaged houses and another 6,600 people still in tents,” he portrays the pushing.

At the same time, there are health alerts: in February, a cholera outbreak was declared on the island of Ibo and in the districts of Macomia and Mocimboa da Praia, with the largest construction area in the country, the gas megaproject in Area 1, concentrating the highest number of recorded cases of covid-19 in the country (around 50).

“All of this happens against the background of insecurity in Cabo Delgado, which has already affected at least 162,000 people and causes successive displacements, including in areas still struggling to recover from Cyclone Kenneth,” he adds.

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund had already allocated $ 10 million to respond to Cyclone Kenneth and this month allocated an additional seven million to respond to needs.

The cyclone hit Mozambique in April 2019 and killed 45 people in the north of the country.

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