Second cyclone hits devastated area of southeastern Africa

Less than two months after Cyclone Idai devastated parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and left more than 400 people dead a second cyclone has impacted the same region. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall in Mozambique on April 25 impacting a district of 114,000 people in the southeastern Africa country. Heavy rains and high winds destroyed homes, fields and businesses.

The death toll has risen to 38, but the total number remains uncertain as the storm has severely damaged infrastructure and cut off transportation and communication.

With rain still in the forecast flooding is a major concern, along with water-borne diseases like cholera and the long-term loss of crops and food supplies.

Baptist Global Response (BGR) responders already providing aid following Cyclone Idai are now assessing the long-term response to Cyclone Kenneth, but prayer is needed.

BGR officials urge believers around the world to pray for the people in areas completely cut off, with no access to food and shelter and who cannot communicate with those outside. To give to the BGR Disaster Response fund go to (Baptist Global Response)