3-20 | Cyclone Idai has already caused 202 dead in Mozambique, and the actual death toll is likely to be much higher. Team of 6 emergency-experienced MSF staff on the ground in Beira now. MSF sending more of its best emergency-experienced teams to the flood-affected areas. It has continued raining, and flood levels have kept rising in many places. The potential that authorities may have no choice other than to open dams means more flooding can be expected in coming days.
3-19 | Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and moved through neighboring Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi. According to the latest official reports, there are now 84 dead in Mozambique, but this number is likely to increase. Idai made its landfall near Beira, Mozambique around midnight of 14 March (local time). The first MSF emergency team arrived in Beira on 19 March – more are currently en route in the coming 24 to 48 hours. At the moment, there are huge needs for food, clean water, shelter.
1-22 | An MSF Mental Health counsellor supervisor in Hitsats camp at the start of a counselling session.©Susanne Doettling/MSF In the internally displaced camp near Malakal town in Central Upper Nile State, South Sudan, Dhan Tap looks sadly at a photo
12-20 | Since late 2014, the region of Diffa in southern Niger has been caught in armed conflict. Two-hundred and fifty-thousand people have been forced out of their homes, two thirds of them children. Fighting, flight and loss have had a devastating impact on their lives. Halisa, Mohammed, Asan, Aïcha, Mariam and Issa are among the children directly affected by harrowing violence. They have all participated in the mental health programme that MSF runs in Diffa to assist the victims.