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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.
March 2019 - June 2019
Charity information: Humanity & Inclusion UK
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.
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.
Ensure that the specific needs of disabled and vulnerable people are taken into account.
Activities» Work to ensure that disabled, older and vulnerable people have access to essential emergency aid that that meets their specific needs.
» Provide logistics support to ensure aid reaches vulnerable populations and facilitate the rapid emergency response of all humanitarian organisations.
What success will look like
The number of disabled and vulnerable people who are identified and receive aid that is appropriate to their needs.
Other humanitarian organisations and local partners take steps to make their emergency responses more inclusive.
The floodwaters are creating issues for all humanitarian organisations to reach isolated areas. Continuing heavy rain or another storm could limit our activities or the speed of our response.
Humanity & Inclusion has worked in Mozambique since 1982. We have a long history of responding to natural disasters and have already reinforced our team on the ground with emergency and logistics experts.
Our donors are a valued part of our organisation. We will first thank donors, including any further information on our emergency response. We will then provide updates via supporter emails, our newsletter, our website and social media, with details of our activities, outcomes and success stories.
Budget - Project Cost: £20,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £20,000 Emergency response Ensuring the emergency response is inclusive and meets the needs of the most vulnerable people.
Beira and surrounding rural areas, Mozambique.
Further locations will depend on our needs assessments.
The project is supporting the most vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, people with injuries, older people, people with chronic illnesses, and other people with specific needs.
Working in Mozambique since 1982, our team is already on the ground, ready to provide life saving ad practical help to disabled, injured and vulnerable people.
From our long experience in supporting victims of natural disasters, we know how important it is to act quickly to support the most vulnerable people and prevent injuries becoming long-term disabilities. We have seen this in our major responses to the 2004 tsunami, typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and the huge earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Head of Mission, HI Mozambique
Director of Emergency Operations, Humanity & Inclusion
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 deteriorate.