Mozambique has been hammered by two strong cyclones in a matter of weeks and this new disaster is not yet  over. Torrential rain could dump another 200mm of water – equivalent to about a quarter of the average annual rainfall for the region – on northern Mozambique in the coming days.

Cyclone Kenneth gained strength in the Indian Ocean and swept through the east African island nation of Comoros before it made landfall in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado.

It is the first time in recorded history that two cyclones of this magnitude have struck Mozambique: an estimated 1.8 million people were affected by Cyclone Idai in March.