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The municipality of Beira has registered 61 dead as a direct result of Cyclone Idai, plus 23,000 houses completely destroyed and another 62,000 houses left roofless.
The municipal council has concluded that it will be unable to support the hundreds of families who saw their property destroyed by Cyclone Idai about 20 days ago on its own, and is organising an international investment conference to raise funds.
UN-Habitat and Dutch teams, specialists in natural disasters, are expected to arrive in Beira this week.
Beira Municipal Council says that there are at present about 100,000 people in urgent need of support, all their assets having been destroyed by the cyclone.
Daviz Simango thanked donors for all the support provided so far, not least by citizens helping clean up the city, adding that the process would still take some time and urging that the clean-up continue as a way of battling cholera and malaria.Source: O País
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