Cyclone Kenneth still causing torrential rain in Mozambique
The rains have led to landslides and aid workers unable to access those who need help, with Pemba inundated with more than 570mm of rain
Pemba — Torrential rain returned to batter northern Mozambique on Tuesday, derailing aid operations and dumping more water on the port city of Pemba just days after it suffered severe flooding from Cyclone Kenneth. Kenneth slammed into Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province on Thursday, killing at least three people and bringing relentless downpours that turned Pemba’s streets into raging rivers and caused a deadly landslide. Tuesday’s rain grounded aid operations for a third consecutive day, leaving some of the worst-hit communities cut off with very limited supplies. A planned World Food Programme (WFP) flight to the island of Ibo was on standby until the weather improved, according to WFP spokesperson Deborah Nguyen. “We are really concerned about the situation for people on Ibo island,” she said, as they had been left out in the open after the majority of homes were destroyed, and with very limited food. “For us it’s a frustrating day ... There is not much we can do to reach these ...
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