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a cut and paste from BBC News (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47624156):


Cyclone Idai has triggered a "massive disaster" in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says.


The region has been hit by widespread flooding and devastation affecting Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.


Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi has called it "a humanitarian disaster of great proportion".


He said more than 1,000 people may have been killed after the cyclone hit the country last week.


Cyclone Idai made landfall near the port city of Beira in Sofala province on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph).


"This is shaping up to be one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit the southern hemisphere," Clare Nullis, from the UN's weather agency, told the BBC on Tuesday.



So many sources and the news is devastating - we have congregations there

I keep watching our site for updates ~ does anyone know how our brothers are fairing?



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Edited by NW2018

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Story from CNN News/March 19, 2019


90% of City Destroyed: 'There Is No Food, Nothing'


(I could not pull up the LINK to open this under the Weather Channel.  So I used CNN'S story instead:


Edited by Allabord4Jah

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On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique and continued its destructive course, pummeling Malawi and Zimbabwe. Considered one of the worst storms in the Southern Hemisphere, the cyclone destroyed roads and structures, affecting more than 2.6 million people. There are already over 200 confirmed fatalities. Sadly, included among the dead were two sisters and two unbaptized children in Mozambique and one 14-year-old brother in Zimbabwe who was killed when his home was swept away by a mudslide.

Inhamízua Kingdom Hall in Mozambique, which was badly damaged by Cyclone Idai

The Mozambique branch also reports that a number of our brothers’ homes and Kingdom Halls have been damaged or destroyed. In Zimbabwe, the branch has confirmed that 15 of our brothers’ homes and 2 Kingdom Halls have been damaged. In Malawi, the branch reports that 764 of our brothers’ homes were destroyed and 201 were damaged. Two Kingdom Halls were also damaged. A total of six Disaster Relief Committees, two in Mozambique and four in Malawi, have been established to coordinate the relief work.

Large branches support the roofs of two brothers’ homes in Malawi after the walls collapsed.

We greatly sympathize with our brothers and sisters who are suffering because of this natural disaster. We pray that all of the affected publishers continue to trust in Jehovah to give them much needed peace.—Romans 15:13.

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Oh goodness, our dear brothers and their neighbors!

We can’t imagine how hard this must be affecting our family in Africa. Thankfully Jehovah will help them to cope, and they will help others know the real Kingdom solution, surely they will soon have their prayers answered because the Kingdom is nearer than ever. 🙏


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