Irish Red Cross

Cyclone Kenneth Appeal – Mozambique


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Red Cross teams in northern Mozambique are reporting serious damage in towns and communities that have bore the brunt of Cyclone Kenneth. 


Mozambique has been hammered by two strong cyclones in a matter of weeks and this new disaster is not yet over. It is the first time in recorded history that two cyclones of this magnitude have struck Mozambique: an estimated 1.8 million people were affected by Cyclone Idai in March.


Kenneth made landfall with wind speeds of up to 231 km per hour – almost the equivalent of a category 4 hurricane. Initial reports from Quissanga indicate extensive damage to houses, while communication with Macomia and Muidumbe remains down. 


Antonio Carabante, Relief Delegate with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Nampula said:


These are initial reports, but they are quite concerning. We are being told that the wind caused quite a lot of damage. We are worried, especially about people living in communities that we have not yet heard from. We are working to open lines of communication, and to get personnel and supplies to where they are needed.”


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Your donation today will make a difference to a situation that is likely to worsen over the coming days by the expected torrential rains.