World Bank puts Mozambique’s economic losses from Cyclone Idai at up to $773m

The World Bank estimates the direct economic losses from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique to range from $656 million to $773 million, covering damage to buildings, infrastructure and agriculture, a note sent out via the United Nations said on Thursday.

In the note, dated April 4, the World Bank said its approach does not capture indirect losses such as reduced productivity or business interruptions and could only provide a certain degree of accuracy. 

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