DOn 14th March this year one of the biggest humanitarian crises to ever strike Africa or the Southern Hemisphere struck the nation of Mozambique. Cyclone Idai smashed through approximately one third of the Mozambican land mass, leaving more than a million homeless and with all their material possessions destroyed
More than that, crops which would have fed these people for the next ten months were washed away. Water purification and filtration systems were wiped out, and as the flood waters were carrying dead bodies, animal carcasses and faeces, the victims of the cyclone were forced to drink this water or die of thirst. Cholera was soon breaking out in a number of places.