The World Federation of Trade Unions, gathering in its ranks 105 million workers in 132 countries around the globe, extends its solidarity to the workers and ordinary people of Mozambique, heavily affected by the recent cyclone Eloise that caused the death of 6 persons and the displacement of 7.000 whose houses were destroyed and are now homeless. Schools, infrastructure and plantations are also destroyed to big extent in the region of the city Beira, which was hit again by the Cyclone Idai in 2019. Zimbabwe, Madagascar and Swaziland were also affected while the Cyclone Eloise moves towards South Africa and Botswana.
We stand by the side of all workers and poor people of Mozambique and counties of Southern Africa, conveying our sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
We strongly denounce the lack of adequate protection measures against extreme weather conditions and natural disasters in the countries of Southern Africa, that every time leave dead and homeless persons and we urge for immediate measures for help and restoration of the people´s houses and plantations.
In the 21st century, dignified housing and proper infrastructure that will protect the peoples in case of extreme weather phenomena remain at the forefront of workers´ demands, against criminal policies that leave them struggling unprotected every time such cases occur.