Cyclone Idai is now the worst natural disaster in southern Africa in nearly two decades. Approximately 900 square miles of land is covered in water - an area larger than New York City and Los Angeles combined. The catastrophic flooding triggered by the storm has killed more than 440 people and more than 600,000 people are in need of assistance. These numbers are expected to rise.
As the world's largest donor of humanitarian assistance, the Global Bank remains committed to helping people affected by this devastating cyclone. Our thoughts are with the people of Mozambique.
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