Europe News Desk!!! Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera announced that the death toll from Cyclone Freddy has risen to 326. In his address to the nation late on Thursday, he said the number of injured and missing had risen to 201 and 796 respectively, Xinhua news agency reported. The number of displaced people has more than doubled to 183,159, he said. The number of displaced families has now reached 40,702. According to Chakwera, the country has set up 317 camps in the cyclone-prone area to bring the situation under control. The Malawi leader reiterated the need for more humanitarian support from local and international organisations. Meanwhile, local businesses have pledged to raise up to $1.5 million to help residents affected by the cyclone. According to the World Meteorological Organization, Freddie is the most severe cyclone and its effects can last for a long time. The damage caused by the cyclone in Mozambique and Malawi has been difficult to ascertain. The death toll rose as power supply and phone signals were cut off in some parts of the affected areas.
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