first_imgThe International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana has extended its sympathy to the citizens of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe on the loss of life caused by cyclone Idai.The death toll from Cyclone Idai, which devastated the African nations last month is nearing 1000, according to the latest figures released by the two Governments. Zimbabwe on Tuesday updated its death toll to 344 while Mozambique’s recorded fatalities stood at 602 and 860,000 people were said to be affected by floods in Malawi, with 85,000 losing their homes and are now living in camps.In a release issued, the IDPADA-G said it is saddened by the suffering of the hundreds of thousands across southern Africa in the wake of the storm.As such, the Assembly calls on the Government of Guyana to assist in whichever way possible, through the international agencies working to bring aid and comfort to those whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed.“We also request that all African Guyanese of faith work through their religious organisations and other bodies to assist in the response to this tragedy”, the release added.IDPADA-G stands ready to work with its member organisations, churches and other charitable institutions in demonstrating their solidarity with the citizens of countries so terribly impacted by Idai.last_img

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