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Storm Ana: Climate crisis is a reality

Storm Ana: Climate crisis is a reality

Someone wading through water

Someone wading through water

Storm Ana left tens of thousands homeless in Madagascar, Malawi, and Mozambique.

A UN official said that the devastating storm that struck southern African countries this week has demonstrated the severity of the climate crisis.

Storm Ana’s destruction has claimed the lives of 86 people.

Rescue workers are trying reach tens to thousands of people who have been left behind by the destruction of roads and bridges in Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi.

Authorities are currently monitoring to see if Batsirai, another storm, will hit the continent next Wednesday.

Maria Luisa Fornara from UNICEF described Storm Ana in Mozambique as a “blunt reminder”, of the devastating effects of climate change.

UN Secretary General António Guterres said more investment was needed to “protect and save lives”.

Residents of the 67-hectare Ankasina flooded neighbourhood use makeshift boats to reach their homes in Antananarivo on Januray 28, 2022

People in Antanarivo, Madagascar’s capital, are being forced to use canoes for access to their flood-prone homes.

Abdul Ibrahim, a Mozambican fisherman from Nampula province, said that he lost his fishing vessel and was swept away by strong winds.

“I have never seen anything similar before.” It will be difficult to recover.”

Maria Jose sought temporary shelter in a classroom as a refuge for her two children.

“I have nothing left. I lost everything.”

Some of the infrastructure that was rebuilt in 2019 after Cyclone Idai has been destroyed.

Madagascar, which was the first country to be struck on Monday, now has 48 dead and 72,000 people have lost their homes.

One woman stated, “I am very sad because our family works like crazy to make money, and now our home is destroyed,” after assessing the damage.

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A woman looks on at her house destroyed by tropical storm Ana at Kanjedza village, in Chikwawa district, southern Malawi, January 26, 2022

Many people in Malawi are having to rebuild their homes after being destroyed, just like in other parts of the region.

Lazarus Chakwera, Malawi’s President declared a state emergency in response to the storm that left 20 people dead.

According to the disaster management agency, families were forced to transport the dead to their burials due to road closures.

Chikwawa resident, who was a resident in the southern part of the town, said that fellow villagers spent two days holding onto trees as the water swept through.

Weather authorities are monitoring Tropical Storm Batsirai, which formed in the Indian Ocean and is moving westwards.

Map: Map of southern Africa

Map of southern Africa

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