Certain areas hit by Cyclone Idai remain out of reach, say aid group

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says several remote communities on the outskirts of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have not yet been assessed following the damage of tropical cyclone Idai.

Read: Zim rescuers desperate to retrieve bodies of loved ones after Cyclone Idai

MSF has deployed several emergency teams on the ground in Mozambique, which was the hardest hit by the cyclone.

The organisation's Jens Pedersen says because some outlying areas are not accessible, rescuers and aid groups have not been able to quantify the extent of damage.

Pedersen explains that without assessments humanitarian groups struggle determining how much relief is needed in terms of medical care, water and food supplies and shelter.

Also read: Rescue mission continues in Mozambique as disaster relief organisations step in

We are still finding it difficult to reach flooded areas, in particular in more peripheral areas.

Jens Pedersen, Senior humanitarian policy advisor - Doctors Without Borders

Over the past three days, we're sending almost 50 tonnes of emergency supplies from across the world to the affected areas.

Jens Pedersen, Senior humanitarian policy advisor - Doctors Without Borders

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