Cyclone Idai
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Nearly 3 million people have been affected by unprecedented flooding. WFP is responding and urgently needs your support to save lives.
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United States Provides Additional $2.5 Million in Response to Cyclone Idai
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United States Provides Additional $2.5 Million in Response to Cyclone Idai

The contribution, provided through the USAID Office of Food for Peace, will support immediate food needs in the most affected areas of Manicaland Province.

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