An estimated 800 people in central Mozambique are in dire need of food after being cut off by the devastation wrought by Tropical Storm Freddy.
They have been surviving on wild fruit for the last few days.
Their wellbeing is not fully known because transport and communication networks have been almost completely destroyed by heavy rains which have hit the region for weeks.
Local authorities say they have sent food to the town of Marromeu, in Sofala province. They didn’t say how it would be transported to the desperate people.
About 20 deaths have been reported in Mozambique following the tropical storm, but there’s concern that the number could rise.
The South African government has said it would assist its neighbour to recover from the destruction.
The storm has led to the death of about 200 people in Malawi.