A child stands amongst pools of stagnant water in Beira, Mozambique, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo
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U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres Thursday called on the international community to provide more aid to Mozambique, where two cyclones spurred by climate change killed hundreds and wrought widespread destruction earlier this year.Cyclone Idai and Cyclone Kenneth struck just six weeks apart, flattened cities and villages and, in the case of Idai, which crashed into Mozambique's central region in March, prompted devastating floods in one of the worst weather-related disasters to hit the southern hemisphere.An emergency U.N. appeal for Mozambique following Idai received less than half of the $282 million requested, while donors at a pledging conference in the cyclone-hit port-city of Beira raised $1.2 billion for reconstruction -- again less than half of the $3.2 billion Mozambique says is required.
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