Cyclone Idai has left thousands of people homeless in Chipinge and Chimanimani districts of Zimbabwe. In times of disaster children and women suffer more due to increased burden of care and vulnerability. This project will provide immediate needs such as food, blankets, cooking utensils, educational material support and health materials. Your contributions will assist part of the more than 1 million families affected.
There are more than 1 million families affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. More than 200 reported missing and 300 confirmed dead in Zimbabwe. The families lost their livelihoods and shelter. Their food supplies were eroded, access to basic services were cut off. In addition, they have no access to clean water sources. Women and children are mostly affected in times like these. Many children are not able to access schools.
While the project will not focus on infrastructure development, it will solve the problem by addressing the immediate needs of families and children. In disaster times, it is important to offer direct help to the victims to prevent death, manage trauma and prevent diseases as well. This project will focus on providing handouts in terms of food,health, education and basic necessities to the affected families.
The project will restore dignity, address immediate basic needs while providing hope for recovery. In addition, the project will prevent mortality due to hunger or exposure to the harsh weather. The project will also assist school children to access basic educational materials.