The devastating impact of Cyclone Idai had close to a thousand lives lost, thousands of people left destitute with key infrastructure destroyed. As if that was not enough, Mozambique received another similar fate in the name of Cyclone Kenneth six weeks later.
Although the first cyclone negatively affected Malawi and Zimbabwe in its rampaging path, Mozambique was the most affected with large swaths of land flooded, record breaking rainfall and thousands of people in Beira city and surrounding districts marooned. The casualty was beyond the capacity of Mozambique’s government to deal with alone.
Cyclone Kenneth brought heavy rain, battering northern Mozambique on Monday 29 April in the process killing 38 people and destroying thousands of homes. Roads have been washed away, fields submerged and many buildings wrecked by the storm.
ADPP Mozambique, a member of Humana People to People, has been working with the people of Mozambique helping them to create development in their communities since 1982. Some of the development efforts of ADPP Mozambique were affected by Cyclone Idai as in the case of a Teacher Training College Nhamatanda in central Mozambique and thousands of small-scale farmers who took part in a four year rural farming intervention.
ADPP Mozambique thus joined in the efforts of the government providing emergency relief support to many people who were left homeless by Cyclone Idai. Recently the Country Director of ADPP Mozambique, Birgit Holm was interviewed by Agence France-Presse (AFP) on “What next for cyclone hit Mozambique?”
You can read the interview here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6985687/What-cyclone-hit-Mozambique.html
Humana People to People has created a crowd-funding website where those who would like to come forward with financial donations big or small can help to lighten the burden among the victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique.
Here is the internet link which takes you to the crowd-funding site: https://www.gofundme.com/gofundmecomhelp-mozambique