While Mozambique was still reeling from the impact of Cyclone Idai, disaster struck again in the form of Cyclone Kenneth.The death toll in Mozambique is expected to rise as aid agencies try to reach more areas affected by cyclones.
Cholera cases have been confirmed in northern Mozambique following the floods that battered the country. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in northern Cabo Delgado province packing winds up to 220 kilometres per hour - hitting a region that has not experienced a tropical cyclone in the modern era. “It killed at least 41 people, with some 226 000 affected, destroyed thousands of homes and wrecked water supply systems,” provincial authorities said.
Donations of blankets, non-perishable foods, money and other items were collected by TWR Women of Hope during a Speaking Hope to Women event hosted at the TWR Africa Support Services offices in Croydon, South Africa. At this event, Dimpho Molomo spoke on ‘Recognizing the voice of God’ while Gospel singer, Bonnie Jean Masson shared her testimony and led in worship. “Continue praying for those affected and that the TWR programmes will touch many lives and give people encouragement and hope as they tune in,” said TWR Women of Hope National Coordinator - South Africa, Lyn Burnett, while thanking everyone for the donations received at the event “You have shown us your giving hearts! A big thank you for all the donations of clothes, blankets and food for Mozambique,” she added.