Thousands Still Awaiting Rescue in Mozambique a Week After Cyclone Idai

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People gather on the roof of a house submerged by floods in Buzi on March 20, 2019. (Photo: Adrien Barbier/AFP/Getty Images)

At least 1,000 people are feared dead and thousands await rescue amid flooding caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi last week. Over 1,800 acres of land are underwater, and food, medical supplies and fresh drinking water are increasingly scarce. We'll talk about relief efforts underway and discuss the impact of the natural disaster on a region already facing steep economic, infrastructure and political challenges.

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Guests:

Andrew Meldrum, acting Africa editor, The Associated Press

Reuben E. Brigety II, dean, George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs; U.S. representative, United Nations Economic Commission of Africa;
former U.S. representative to the African Union

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