Victims of the cyclone in Mozambique are receiving aid after days without food

Many of the locals have stopped waiting for aid agencies and have begun rescuing stranded villagers themselves.
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Next tonight, the growing humanitarian crisis in southern Africa. The death toll climbing. More than 600 people dead and unknown number still missing. Survivors in desperate need of relief supplies. Now, a new worry, what disaster officials are calling a ticking bomb. ABC's senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell is in Mozambique. Reporter: Tonight, more than a week after that deadly cyclone, aid agencies finally reaching the frontline of this disaster. We flew with one group, town after town cut off. Aziro with us too. He fought his way through the floods to get help for one isolated village. And today, the world food programme is bringing him and aid home. Suddenly, he spots the vlage and this is his reward. A welcome fit for a hometown hero. People here have been cut off since the cyclone struck, that is now nine days ago. That's nine days without any food, without any shelter, without any help. But the aid is a small drop in a troubled sea. We met rescued families tired, hungry and sometimes injured, finally reaching dry ground. What we're now starting to see up and down this coast is people not waiting for aid agencies. The local fishermen going to rescue stranded villagers. In beira, Mozambique, delphine telling us a tree smashed through her home on the night of the cyclone, crushing her right ankle. We give her a ride to the hospital. She's now getting help, but so many others here must simply wait and hope that help is coming. Up until a few days ago, this was one of the main churches in this city. This situation is repeated all around here. Churches, schools and hospitals, and of course, homes razed to the ground. The scale of need here is

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