Provision of basic needs to flood victims in Mozambique
The prolonged rains displaced many inhabitants of Mozambique since October 2012. Especially in January the situation worsened and lead to deaths and displacements. The danger of cholera and malaria outbreaks exists, and people lack clean water. Towns and infrastructure were destroyed. Dorcas supports 2,700 people who are temporarily residing in tents with nutritious meals. 25,000 meals are mainly distributed among vulnerable people, including children, elderly and pregnant women, who temporarily reside in tents.
The beneficiaries are also provided with information about prevention of malaria and cholera outbreaks. Water supply is limited and people drink contaminated water from standing pools. The camp residents are shown how to clean and store water safely.
Many people can not return to their homes yet, because water levels are still high. Infrastructure does also not allow them to return. Dorcas assists people who are still in their houses with home repairs in case these were damaged by the floods.
Heavy rains lead to flooding in central and southern Mozambique and the northern province of Limpopo in South Africa. The floods resulted in 97 deaths and more than 213,000 people were displaced. The floods are the worst since 2000, but the water levels are currently not rising anymore.