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Residents Rebuild in Mozambique thanks to HI Distributions

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Emergency | Mozambique | PUBLISHED ON June 3rd 2019
Distribution of 294 Shelter kits and 294 essential items kits to vulnerable residents in Mananga, Beira. 21.05.2019

Distribution of 294 Shelter kits and 294 essential items kits to vulnerable residents in Mananga, Beira. 21.05.2019 | © A. Emangard / HI

Following several weeks of clean-up operations, Humanity and Inclusion is now supporting vulnerable residents of Beira, Mozambique to repair and rebuild their homes.

Since Cyclone Idai struck on the 14th of March, residents of Beira’s poorest municipalities have faced an uphill struggle to meet their daily needs - food, water, health care. 

HI coordinated the immediate clean-up efforts in these forgotten communities. It was essential to remove debris created by the storm so that humanitarian actors could access all areas to deliver aid and to prevent the spread of disease. Over 5 weeks, HI’s logistics unit employed 443 local residents, half of whom were women. They cleared more than 7,300 m3 of debris from Beira’s narrow streets.

Now, these impoverished communities face the daunting task of rebuilding. For people with disabilities, the elderly, single women and other vulnerable people, finding the resources to repair or rebuild their homes is not possible. This is why HI has worked to identify families in need and to provide them with useful items.

A standard shelter repair kit includes:

Tarpaulin, rope, nails, washers, hoe, machete, saw, shovel & hammer
2,500 of these kits are currently being distributed to those most in need.

HI’s Activities in response to cyclone Idai:

•    Debris removal to provide main road access 
•    Debris removal  in 11 barrios of Beira city
•    Surveillance and creation of 6 road access maps – shared with all humanitarian actors
•    (Ongoing) Distribution of 2,500 shelter repair kits to the most vulnerable residents of 10 barrios in Beira city.
•    (Ongoing) Distribution of 3315 essential household item kits to HI’s existing beneficiaries.

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HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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