Cyclone Idai, with wind speeds that reached 195 km/hr., has caused at least seven hundred deaths, thousands of injuries, and affected the lives of over two million people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. Over 100,000 people are now living in makeshift shelters and camps. Survivors were stranded in trees and on rooftops without food for many days after the cyclone hit. The scale of the devastation is still being assessed, but Cyclone Idai is believed to be among the worst natural disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere. Widespread flooding has altered entire landscapes, and the first cases of cholera have been reported.Experts warn that the scale of the disaster is linked to climate change.
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