Ten days ago, Cyclone Idai, one of the most devastating storms to hit
Africa in decades, made landfall in Mozambique with sustained winds of
120 mph (195 kph), damaging or destroying thousands of structures. The
tropical storm then moved inland, bringing heavy rain and flooding to
more parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi. More than 750 deaths are
attributed to Idai so far, while thousands remain stranded in remote
rural areas. International aid is starting to reach the region, while
workers struggle to repair roads, restore power, and care for the
survivors—with special attention toward preventing cholera outbreaks.
According to the Disasters Emergency Committee, which is co-ordinating the response of the main UK charities, there has been one report of a woman dying in labour in Mozambique because the district hospital is inaccessible from the local health centre. The committee warns that more more deaths are bound to follow.
Women and girls are going through labour in desperate conditions with little food, poor sanitation, no health facilities or clean water and an increased risk of violence.There are not enough tents to go round so families are forced to sleep in the open and those that do have access to shelter may have to share with other families. There is no electricity so walking to the toilet at night is dangerous, she said. She added that 1900 people had to share six toilets.
We have gathered enough food and clothing are appealing to to public for support to raise funds and serve the stranded communities.
US$5000 we can transport all necessary basic needs.
US$10000 we can build temporary shelters for the displaced.
US$100 000 we can build more homes and medicalfacilities.