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Cyclone Idai: Thousands of children alone and desperate in midst of catastrophe 

World Vision UK has reached the city of Beira, Mozambique which has been destroyed by the devastating Cyclone Idai. 

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This is the first aid these families in a remote #Mozambique community have seen since #CycloneIdai struck over a w… https://t.co/Yv9jDW4zfG

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RT @Carey__Ellis: These kids waited more than a week for aid to reach them - remote communities like theirs are now only accessible via hel…

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“It’s heartbreaking, because you wonder what the future holds for them when the next disaster comes.” @BBCWorld's… https://t.co/bxvqsEe76I

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