“Break the Cycle “of Disaster-Response-Recovery:UNISDR

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UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Mami Mizutori has urged to ‘break the cycle’ of disaster-response-recovery as no matter how effective early warnings are, there is still a huge demand for greater investment in resilient infrastructure in many parts of the world.
While extending her condolences to the people affected by Cyclone Idai on Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official termed the destruction unleashed by Cyclone Idai as “the worst extreme weather event to occur so far this year”.
According to media reports, Mozambique’s Beira has been battered severely, including more than 1,500 people injured by falling trees and debris. While the road to the city has been badly damaged, Beira is once again reachable by air. “It is still too early to know the full extent of the disaster unfolding in the port city of Beira in Mozambique where 500,000 people bore the brunt of the storm but the human impact and trauma inflicted on the population must be very significant given the scale of the damage being reported by the Government disaster management agency, UN agencies, the Red Cross and the media”, Ms. Mizutori continued.


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