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Minimum conditions for the return of families affected by Cyclone Idai and floods in central Mozambique to their home areas have been achieved, Director General of the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) Augusta Maíta has claimed.
Speaking to Noticias, Augusta Maita stressed that the efforts of the national teams concerning resettlement in safe areas were still under way.
Maita assessed the collective intervention of institutions and persons to alleviate the suffering of the victims in a positive light, while recognising, however, that follow-up processes may be challenging, including the identification of safe areas for the installation of temporary accommodation.
Maita said that, in response to the impact of Cyclone Idai, 156 accommodation centres had been opened, housing 146,142 people, or 29,291 families. Of these, 117 accommodation centres were in the central province of Sofala and housed 116,237 people, or 23,379 households.
Maíta also revealed that, in one month, more than one million people were assisted outside the ambit of the accommodation centres.Source: AIM Moçambique