People are escorted to safety by aid workers at the airport of the coastal city of Beira in central Mozambique, after the area was hit by the Cyclone Idai.
"What we want to do is underscore the sheer level of this crisis, This may be one of the worst national disasters to hit southern Africa in living memory and we will need to do quite a lot.
More than 80 people were rescued by Rescue South Africa and the South African army with helicopters from the Buzi area, province of Safala, where they were stranded.
He told a regular briefing that what was needed was not yet known "because of the amount of the damage that's been created and the inaccessibility to the area".
In Malawi, nearly 1 million people were affected, with 56 deaths and 577 injuries recorded, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. More than 82,700 people are estimated to be displaced.
In Mozambique, according to the government, at least 202 people are confirmed dead. The death toll is expected to rise, Haq said. An estimated 260,000 children have reportedly been affected, according to UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund.
"In Zimbabwe, at least 102 deaths and over 200 injuries have been reported and more than 200 people are reportedly still missing.
The World Food Programme has pre-positioned food stocks ready to deploy and other agencies are mobilizing stocks, particularly for health and water and sanitation interventions, the spokesman said.
So smitten were the Smiths by the South African kid's moves that they shared her dance video with their 33 million and 7.6 million followers respectively on Instagram helping it garner more than 11,320,000 views so far.
Centurion: Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat in the third one-day international against South Africa on Friday as Sarfraz Ahmed said Andile Phehlukwayo had accepted his apology for a controversial comment he made about his skin colour.
Paris: A prominent French anti-government "yellow vest" activist, badly injured in the eye at a protest, was struck with one of the controversial rubber bullets used by police, his lawyer said Sunday.
The Environment and Protected Areas Authority’s (Epaa) Natural History & Botanical Museum organised a special event entitled ‘Together We Can Protect and Restore Our Oceans’ on the occasion of World Oceans Day. The event was held recently at the Museum with the participation of staff, visitors to the museum and representatives from a number of government agencies.
The final exams for the academic year 2018-2019 are scheduled to start on Wednesday 19 June for students from grades 1 to 12 in the governmental and private schools following the Ministry’s curriculum. The examinations will continue until June 30 for grades 11-12 of the general and advanced streams and the 9 and 10 Elite stream.
Four employees of a metal works company who counterfeited documents and walked away with Dhs3,178,000 were on Tuesday jailed for ten years.