Humanity & Inclusion UK

Supporting disabled and vulnerable in Mozambique

Humanity & Inclusion's teams in Mozambique are preparing an emergency response to reach the most vulnerable people whose lives have been devastated by Cyclone Idai. We are particularly focusing on ensuring that disabled, injured and older people can access aid.

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It ran from 3:00 PM, 21 March 2019 to 4:00 PM, 17 April 2019

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Amount raised

£10,638

Donations

146

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • It is vital to raise awareness and support humanitarian organisations so that they take the most vulnerable people into account - children, pregnant women, older or disabled people - and ensure they can access basic services, including health care, rehabi

    — Marco Tamburro, Head of Mission, HI Mozambique

  • Landslides, blocked rivers, destroyed bridges and damaged roads make it more difficult for people living in remote areas to access humanitarian aid such as healthcare, food, emergency shelter, or rehabilitation. Some casualties can wait up to ten days bef

    — Marie Le Duc, Head of Emergency Technical Unit, HI

  • We estimate that more than 600,000 people are affected by the disaster, including 17,000 displaced people. 12,000 houses and schools have been destroyed alongside 85,000 hectares of crops. With the heavy rains continuing, the situation continues to deteri

    — Fanny Mraz, Director of Emergency Operations, HI

Situation

On 15th March 2019, deadly cyclone Idai tore through Mozambique. More than 1,000 people have been killed and thousands injured. The huge storm has destroyed vital infrastructure and widespread flooding has displaced more than 100,000 people from their homes. People with disabilities, older and vulnerable people, particularly in rural areas, are completely isolated from humanitarian assistance and are at risk of being overlooked - we must ensure they can access aid.

Solution

Humanity & Inclusion's emergency experts are already on the ground working to respond to the disaster. We aim to ensure that disabled, older and vulnerable people have access to essential emergency aid that that meets their specific needs. Following an evaluation, our teams are preparing to provide aid and basic needs items to families who have lost everything. We are also planning to provide logistics support to facilitate the rapid response of all humanitarian organisations.