Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Ponmile Orija - Africa Cannot be Unprepared for Disasters like Cyclone Idai and not Expect Chaos

Africans must make the extra effort to keep their environment eco-friendly and governments must not wait until disasters happen before showing desperation. 

(Africa Liberty) -- When Cyclone Idai hit Southern Africa a few weeks ago, the aftermath was devastating. It is among the most fatal cyclone to ever struck the Southern Hemisphere. The death toll is now above 700 and over 3 million people are affected in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. There are even fears that humanitarian situations might worsen with predictions of a possible Cholera outbreak in Mozambique. Following the disaster, though, humanitarian agencies that deployed to the affected countries were disappointed by the appalling levels of preparedness by government agencies and their poor post-disaster plans. But even as African governments are known to be often ill-equipped to efficiently respond to situations like this, bad public attitude towards the environment have made matters worse.

Read more: https://www.africanliberty.org/2019/03/30/africa-cannot-be-unprepared-for-disasters-like-cyclone-idai-and-not-expect-chaos/