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Economic and Social Council: 8th plenary meeting - ECOSOC Special Meeting on "Response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe"
2 Apr 2019 -  The devastation caused by Cyclone Idai to the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe calls for an urgent response by the international community and it has been described as one of the worst weather-related disasters in Southern Africa, affecting one of the poorest regions in the world.
The meeting, organized by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), in collaboration with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aims to inform Member States about the impact of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe The meeting will also discuss how to support a well-coordinated response, focusing on immediate humanitarian needs as well as sustainable and risk-informed medium and long-term recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of the cyclone.
Special Meeting on response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Opening statement by the President of the Economic and Social Council (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
Statement by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Statement by the Executive Director of the World Food Programme
Statements by representatives of affected countries: Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Statement by the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
Statement by the representative of the World Bank Group
Statement by the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council (Morocco)
General statements
Closing statement by the President of the Economic and Social Council (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)