Image by: Gallo Images/ThinkstockThe Red Cross appealed on Thursday for nearly 23000000 GHC to help thousands of families still waiting for aid after two tropical cyclones that killed at least 12 people in Mozambique last month.

The damage caused by the cyclone is beyond the coping capacity of most affected families and the sooner we provide assistance, the better we can avert a humanitarian and food crisis .

We have exhausted our stocks and yet our staff and volunteers are confronted with desperate situations in the field. Aid is needed now to reduce human suffering – Americo Ubisse, secretary general of the Mozambique Red Cross.

The appeal by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for 23000000 GHC would support 70 000 people for the next year, it said in a statement. The main needs are restoring clean water, sanitation and shelter, particularly in central Mozambique, it said.

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