UN Secretary-General António Guterres continues to visit victims of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, and this morning he was at School "25 de junho."
The dean of the school, Frederico Francisco, showed the damage of the cyclone that left most classrooms without a roof. Idai is considered the most violent cyclone to pass through Southern Africa in the last decades.
At the site, the UN Secretary General walked through various classrooms, asking the children about the cyclone and the damages to the school.
During the visit, Guterres asked how many children had their house destroyed. The answer could not be more enlightening: Almost all of them raised their hands.
Moved, the UN leader promised that the school would be rebuilt and that it would look "very pretty."
During the conversation with the children, the Portuguese explained what the United Nations "is a place where all the countries come together to try to solve the problems of the world. Sometimes they can, sometimes not. "
Still at the school, Guterres held a meeting with a group of people with disabilities, all survivors of the devastation provoked by Idai. In the end, he indicated that "our obligation is to do everything to help, especially the most vulnerable people who have suffered most from this tragedy."
This afternoon, António Guterres went to the Mutua camp that housed hundreds of thousands of families.
During the connecting flight between Beira and Mutua, Guterres said that Mozambique is no longer "at the peak of the crisis" caused by the two cyclones that affected the country, but that it is still necessary to highlight "the seriousness of the problem and the need for international aid."