Last Updated : Jun 16 2019 4:22PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
All-party meeting held in New Delhi ahead of Parliament session            Election Commission announces by-polls to six Rajya Sabha seats            Maharashtra Cabinet expanded with induction of 13 new ministers            Death toll mounts to 83 due to Encephalitis in Bihar            CC World Cup: Arch-rivals India and Pakistan face off today           

International News

May 03, 2019
9:29PM

World Bank gives 545 million dollars for cyclone-hit southern Africa

File Pic: DD News
The World Bank will extend more than half-a-billion dollars in grants for cyclone-ravaged southern African countries.

A total of up to 545 million US dollar will be disbursed to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi - the three countries hit by Cyclone Idai in March.

World Bank's president David Malpass made the announcement as he concluded his visit to Mozambique, the worst affected country.

Cyclone Idai devastated the port city of Beira and its surrounding areas when it hit on March 14, killing more than 600 people.

Weeks later a fresh massive storm, Cyclone Kenneth, lashed the northern coastal regions of Mozambique which killed 41 people.

Mozambique, which received 350 million US dollar from the total aid, will use the funds to rebuild water supply systems and damaged public infrastructure.

Malawi, will get 120 million US dollar while Zimbabwe will receive 75 million US dollar for social welfare programmes for cyclone victims. 
 

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 16 (Jun) Midday News 16 (Jun) News at Nine 15 (Jun) Hourly 16 (Jun) (1500hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 16 (Jun) दोपहर समाचार 16 (Jun) समाचार संध्या 15 (Jun) प्रति घंटा समाचार 16 (Jun) (1305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 16 (Jun) Khabrein(Day) 16 (Jun) Khabrein(Eve) 15 (Jun)
Aaj Savere 16 (Jun) Parikrama 15 (Jun) Lok Ruchi Samachar 16 (Jun)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 15 (Jun) Samayki 15 (Jun) Sports Scan 15 (Jun) Spotlight/News Analysis 14 (Jun) Samachar Darshan 14 (Jun) Radio Newsreel 15 (Jun)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 13 (Jun) Surkhiyon Mein 13 (Jun) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 5 (Jun) Vaad-Samvaad 11 (Jun) Money Talk 11 (Jun) Current Affairs 14 (Jun)