Communication is aid. Cyclone Idai, the worst storm to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere, left a trail of destruction across Mozambique, Zimbabwe & Malawi, killing an 1,000 & displacing tens of thousands. 6 weeks later Kenneth, another category 4 cyclone lashed northern Mozambique. This is unprecedented. Survivors depend on radio to deliver updates on where to get aid, to find missing loved ones, the latest health bulletins, weather info, etc. World Vision is our local distribution partner.
Tens of thousands of Mozambicans lost everything in the aftermath of these cyclones and may be living in makeshift shelters for months. Local and international aid agencies are struggling to provide for everything needed. In addition to food, shelter and medicine, the displaced need access to trusted information via radio. Radio stations are rebuilt, but people have no way to listen. The Red Cross and the government must be able to regularly communicate with the displaced and NGOs.
Our practical and robustly engineered solar and wind-up FM/AM new Fenix radio|light|cellcharger|siren provides 24/7 access to radio information and light. Survivors need access to radio to dispel rumours, which are always rife in a crisis. They need to know how to locate loved ones, what dangers to be aware of, to replace legal documents, to listen to health and weather updates. Radio helps NGOs better coordinate relief efforts. Its flashlight helps keep people safe at night, especially women.
People need access to information. With access to trusted information in a language they understand, it greatly increases survivors making informed choices and decisions. It could be life-saving. They will be less susceptible to rumors. Survivors are unlikely to have much or any money and would not be able to afford to buy a radio or the batteries to power them, even if they were available. The light will help people to be safe at night. The charging feature will top-up phones if they have one.