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Students study in schools without roofs in Beira, #Mozambique.
Several months after Cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit the country, the situation is still very difficult: schools are yet to be fully repaired and many people are still displaced.
While cyclones are not uncommon in that part of the world, the recent storms have been uncommonly fierce and prolonged, dramatic examples of how the global climate crisis is making extreme weather events more severe and widespread.
#UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Mozambique this week: "The people of Beira who I saw today have much in common with those I recently met in St. Lucia in the Caribbean or #Tuvalu in the Pacific. They are all on the front lines of the world’s climate emergency. They have done little to contribute to the climate crisis, yet they are often its first victims." The Secretary-General added: "The people of Beira have a right to expect strong solidarity and tangible support from the international community, especially from those who contribute the most to the causes of our changing climate. It is not only the future of far-away places that is in peril, it is our entire planet." 📸: Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo