Drawings by children show the psychological impact of Cyclone Idai

(CNN)One month after Cyclone Idai ripped through Mozambique and killed at least 750 people, children there are showing signs of severe psychological stress, the charity Save the Children has warned. Entire towns and villages were submerged during the Category 2 storm, which made landfall shortly after midnight on March 15, with 175 kph (109 mph) winds that brought and huge rains as it moved towards Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Half a million children at risk as Libya violence continues: UNICEF

(CNN)More than half a million children are at “direct risk” in Libya as renegade general Khalifa Haftar’s forces advance on the United Nations-recognized government in the capital of Tripoli, according to UNICEF. Nine of the dead are civilians, including two doctors working to provide critical healthcare in Tripoli, the WHO said. About 3,400 people have been displaced, according to UN estimates. Militias from the coastal towns of Misrata and Zawia — which are not under the UN-recognized government’s direct control — have deployed troops to the capital as part of the counter-offensive against the LNA. Death toll rises In the eight years since former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was deposed and killed in 2011 — following a military intervention led …

Cyclone survivors clinging to rooftops in Mozambique as they await rescue, aid officials say

(CNN)Cyclone Idai has swept through Southern Africa, potentially killing hundreds of people and leaving widespread flooding in Mozambique. “Thousands of children lived in areas completely engulfed by water. In many places, no roofs or treetops are even visible above the floods. In other areas, people are clinging to rooftops desperately waiting to be rescued,” said Machiel Pouw, Save the Children’s response leader in Mozambique. The European Union has announced it would send $3.97 million in emergency aid to Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The United Arab Emirates has said it would send nearly $5 million in aid. The aid consists of food supplies and food supplements for children, medical and medicinal supplies, as well as shelter supplies to assist 600,000 people …

Algerian President announces plans to run for fifth term, defying protesters’ demands for him to step down

Algiers, Algeria (CNN)Embattled Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared his candidacy for next month’s election, defying massive protests in the country over the ailing and absent ruler’s refusal to relinquish his grip on power. Bouteflika vowed not to run in those elections, Zaalane added. The announcement is likely to prompt further discontent in the North African country after a weekend that saw one of its largest and most impassioned displays of public dissent since the war of independence from France ended in 1962. It is widely believed that the President, who was first elected in 1999, is largely incapacitated, and has left the reins of the country in the hands of a military and civilian elite in recent years. He …