In the aftermath of cyclone Idai
In March 2019, a devastating cyclone made landfall in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Cyclone Idai is possibly the worst weather-related disaster to ever hit the southern hemisphere killing over 1,000 people and leaving 400,000 without a home.
The country is still recovering from Cyclone Idai and the needs of those affected by these disasters in Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique continue to grow. Aid organizations on the ground are relocating affected refugee families to safer shelters. Without emergency shelter families would be sleeping in the open or in overcrowded buildings. The lack of clean water and sanitation poses a deadly new threat as water-borne diseases like cholera begin to spread. Flooding remains severe and there is a high risk of outbreaks of waterborne diseases, but the full scale of the disaster is still unfolding.
ICDP has been active offering assistance to some of the families in the cyclone hit areas of Mozambique.
“ICDP Mozambique teams have to travel hundreds of miles on totally potholed and dusty roads to reach the most vulnerable communities in Central Mozambique. It has been a very strenuous but at the same time rewarding work. Photos (see above and below) were taken in the resettlement areas where we are conducting intervention together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the aftermath of the cyclone Idai.” – Santana Momade, ICDP Mozambique country director.