Mozambique’s cyclone-hit city of Beira has confirmed its first death from cholera, as the number of cases of the disease has jumped to 517.
Almost £2 million has been raised in Scotland for people affected by Cyclone Idai, the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) has said.
The struggles of Cyclone Idai survivors are deepening with the first confirmed cases of cholera, according to an aid worker.
Cyclone Idai’s death toll has risen above 750 in the three southern African countries hit 10 days ago by the storm as workers restore electricity and try to prevent the outbreak of cholera.
Up to 20 tonnes of UK aid is on its way to help those caught up in the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in south-east Africa.
The death toll following Cyclone Idai in Mozambique could exceed the 1,000 predicted by the country’s president earlier this week, officials said.
A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding is continuing as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations.
The royal family has expressed sympathy will all those affected by Cyclone Idai.
Britain has pledged a further £12 million in aid to help survivors amid the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai across parts of Africa.
The British Red Cross has made an urgent appeal for donations to deal with the “severe humanitarian emergency” caused by Cyclone Idai across parts of Africa.
Mozambique has begun three days of national mourning for more than 200 victims of Cyclone Idai, one of the most destructive storms southern Africa has experienced in decades.
International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai.
More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the president has said.