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A girl fetches water from a river created by flood water   in the Nsanje district of southern Malawi. Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

I have been in Malawi for 18 months. I work as a primary teacher in an international school in Blantyre, the second largest city in Malawi. My boyfrie(...)

An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

A woman searches for materials to rebuild her home in  Beira, central Mozambique on Friday. Photograph: Tiago Petinga/EPA

Cholera cases were reported on Friday in the Mozambican city of Beira, adding a risk of deadly illnesses for hundreds of thousands of people who are s(...)

People gather on the roof of a house submerged by floods in Buzi in Mozambique after Cyclone Idai. Photograph: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images

The fierce winds and torrential rains slammed into three of the poorest countries on Earth, upending the lives of more than one million people in a ma(...)

A part of the building of Anglicana Comunhao church is broken by strong cyclone which hit in Beira, Mozambique, on March 20, 2019. Photograph:Yasuyoshi CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered(...)

An Oryx helicopter from the South African National Defence Forces flies during an air relief drop mission over the flooded area around Beira, central Mozambique, on Wednesday. Photograph: Maryke Vermaak/AFP/Getty Images

It may be months before we know the full scale of the destruction wrought by the deadly cyclone that hit southeast Africa last week, but already it’s (...)

People recovering  their belongings in Manica province, central Mozambique,  after the passage of  cyclone Idai. Photograph:    EPA/Andre Catueira

The Irish Embassy in Maputo is to provide €400,000 to the relief effort to help people in Mozambique after a cyclone killed hundreds and left thousand(...)

 People recover their belongings after the passage of Cyclone Idai in Matarara, Sussudenga district, central Mozambique on Wednesday. Photograph: Andre Catueira/EPA

Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, is trying to rescue people from vast and deadly flooding. It has declared a state of emerg(...)

People on a roof surrounded by flooding in an area affected by Cyclone Idai in Beira. Photograph: Rick Emenaket/AFP/Getty Images

Aid workers are trying to rescue victims clinging to trees and crammed on rooftops against rapidly rising waters after a cyclone unleashed devastating(...)

A man stands next to the wreckage of cars washed up by floods in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by cyclone Idai. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the poten(...)

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