Peace Winds Japan, in collaboration with a local partner, plans to provide relief items to 300 households impacted by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The cyclone, one of the hardest ever to hit the region, killed over 600 people and left thousands without shelter. Now, a month after the disaster, Peace Winds Japan will support recovery efforts by supporting vulnerable households in need.
Floods and high winds destroyed thousands of buildings including homes, schools, and clinics causing an estimated USD 770 million in damages. An estimated 400,000 victims were displaced from their homes. These victims need essential household items to get them on the path to recovery.
PWJ and our local partner will provide essential household items to 300 households in need in Beira and Chimoio, two of the areas hit hardest. We will conduct a needs assessment to ascertain what families specifically require most to provide items that could make the biggest impact.
Post-disaster recovery is a long and arduous journey for most victims. Many are unable to sufficiently receive the aid they need to restore their normal lives. Providing 300 households with essential items will help provide victims with the basics, making it easier for them to recover.