Southern Africa was scrambling on Wednesday to respond to a humanitarian disaster in the wake of Cyclone Idai, as the death toll rose and...

Southern Africa was scrambling on Wednesday to respond to a humanitarian disaster in the wake of Cyclone Idai, as the death toll rose and infrastructure connecting the poor region was destroyed, dealing a heavy economic blow and impeding aid delivery.

The official death toll in Mozambique was 200, with 100 more in neighboring Zimbabwe and dozens more in Malawi. But the governments and aid agencies fear thousands more could be dead and hundreds of thousands displaced across the three countries. Cyclone Idai, a “category 2”…

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