Guterres hails 'heroes' of cyclone Idai, appeals for global support





New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres praised the rescue workers trying to save lives in the wake of the devastation that cyclone Idai caused across southern Africa.



 
"I have been encouraged by the efforts of national and international
search and rescue teams, who have been working around the clock to
save thousands of lives under dangerous and challenging conditions," he said in a statement on Friday.
"These heroes have not only rescued families off roofs, but are also
delivering food, water purification tablets and other life-saving
humanitarian assistance to survivors after communities have
literally been washed away."
He made a "strong appeal" for the international community to step up its efforts to support Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Friday, March 22nd 2019
(dpa)
           


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