Mozambique begins rebuilding after cyclone

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Mozambican President, Filipe Nyusi has announced the immediate allocation of close to $3.4m for reconstruction in the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy.

President Nyusi said the amount would be spent on rebuilding schools and destroyed infrastructure, but acknowledged it was little.

The cyclone made landfall over the weekend for the second time in a month.

Report says Mozambique has received more than a year’s worth of rainfall in the past four weeks.

At least 53 people have died while hundreds of thousands are at risk of a humanitarian crisis.

Meanwhile, the government has reduced docking charges for ships carrying emergency products meant for the affected communities.

The president also extended the terms of a commission mandated to work on national recovery after extreme weather conditions.

Mr. Nyusi on Wednesday visited the areas severely affected by the cyclone in the country’s central province of Zambezia.

BBC/Christopher Ojilere

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