JOHANNESBURG — A year after hundreds of people were killed by one of the southern hemisphere’s worst cyclones, Mozambique’s port city of Beira is rebounding, but more than a million people need food aid there and in the surrounding countryside.“A year ago much of Beira was flooded by Cyclone Idai. Buildings were inundated, homes collapsed or were washed away,” said Daniel Timme of UNICEF, who was in the southern African city at the time. “People were desperately seeking family members and hunting for safe shelter and food.”Back in Beira now, he marveled at the progress made in the city, Mozambique’s fourth largest, as residents repaired buildings and roads have been rebuilt. Seasonal rains have returned, but flood canals are channeling the waters away and the city center is bustling.“There is a buzz of activity in Beira’s port and marketplaces now,” Timme said in a phone interview. “There’s a great spirit of resilience here, although significant problems remain.”Poverty and hunger are at high levels in Mozambique, one of the world’s poorest countries.“Under the surface, and on the fringes of the city, there are widespread shortages of food. We are finding that the levels of severe acute malnutrition are still high, especially


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