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Preparing to better respond and recover from natural disasters

by Stephen Jakes
29 Feb 2020 at 09:59hrs | Views
The state of disaster preparedness and climate resilience in southern Africa will come under the spotlight at a gathering taking place in Mutare, Zimbabwe, between 2 to 4 March 2020.

This is revealed in the National Association of Non governmental Organisations (NANGO) report.

NANGO said this dialogue will also mark the first anniversary of Cyclone Idai and Kenneth which struck the region on 14 March 2019 and 21 April, respectively.

"A little over a month after Idai, the region was hit by another cyclone, Kenneth, which made landfall in northern Mozambique. The aftermath of these massive cyclones resulted in unprecedented humanitarian disaster with millions of people left without shelter, food and water, and millions of dollars' worth of damage to homes and public infrastructure," reported NANGO.

"The cyclones exposed the dire need for a proactive approach to preparing for disasters by governments as well as rescue and civil society organisations in the region."

In response to this, seven organizations have formed consortium to convene a dialogue that willinvove several stakeholders.

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