Kenya rallies global forum to support cyclone victims

Speaker of the Senate Kenneth Lusaka called for urgent international action in support of the southern African countries hit by Cyclone Idai. While addressing the General Assembly of the 140th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Qatar, Speaker Lusaka attributed Cyclone Idai – the worst in decades to be experienced in the southern hemisphere – to the adverse effects of climate change.

Statistics indicate that the weather-related disaster has claimed over 900 lives and affected an estimated 2 million people. The global community is progressively making commitments to the Blue Planet Alliance that targets use of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045.