UK pledges £3 million in aid to victims of Cyclone Kenneth

The UK has pledged to provide some £3 million in aid to support the victims of Cyclone Kenneth, which has swept through parts of Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi.

The tropical storm has killed at least 38 people so far according to the Mozambican government, with hundreds of thousands left homeless.

The UK is expected to send tents and shelter kits to Mozambique to help provide immediate shelter for up to 33,000 reported to have been left homeless by the cyclone.

Four UK aid experts have also been deployed in the Mozambican coastal town of Pemba to determine how aid can be delivered quickly to those affected and assess the aid requirements.

“It is terrible to see the devastation that Cyclone Kenneth has brought to the people of Mozambique and Tanzania, as the region still reels from the aftermath of Cyclone Idai,” the UK’s International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said.

Cyclone Kenneth hit just six weeks after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique and killed more than 600 people.