Malawi’s president appeals for immediate aid after Cyclone Freddy

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President Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi has appealed to the international community to send urgent help to the southern African nation, which has been ravaged by storms that have killed more than three hundred people and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

Tropical Cyclone Freddy hit the coast of southern Africa for a second time over the weekend, causing devastation in Malawi and its neighbour Mozambique.

At least three hundred and twenty six people have been confirmed dead in Malawi, bringing the overall number of fatalities across the region to more than four hundred since February.

Chakwera, who declared fourteen days of mourning and pledged one point five million dollars in assistance, has now called for more aid, saying the country’s capacity to provide relief is limited.


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