Mar 21 2019 Military stands ready to help the cyclone rescue effort, a representative of the U. NEW YORK International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai. was deploying resources too, deputy spokesman Farhan Haq said, but logistics remained challenging and the hardest hit areas, including Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, remained inaccessible. Torrential rains were expected to continue into Thursday and floodwaters were still rising, according to aid groups trying to get food, water and clothing to desperate survivors. In neighboring Zimbabwe, the official death count stands at 98 but is likely to grow as hundreds are still missing.