Photo: Displaced children and families rest at the Samora Machel school, where they were brought after their homes were destroyed and flooded in Buzi, Mozambique©UNICEF/Prinsloo
We are in a race against time.
As search and rescue operations continue in the areas affected by Cyclone Idai, we need to prevent the spread of diseases and to keep children healthy. You can help.
Beira, a city in Mozambique, bore the brunt of the cyclone. Many of the roads are barely useable. Roofs have been washed away, trees have been knocked down.
Living conditions in some of the shelters are desperate. Stagnant waters, lack of hygiene, decomposing bodies, overcrowding – these are breeding ground for diseases like diarrhea, malaria and cholera.
We are particularly concerned about the safety and well-being of women and children who are either still waiting to be rescued or crammed in temporary shelters and at risk of violence and abuse. We are also concerned about children who were orphaned by the cyclone or became separated from their parents in the chaos that followed.
In times of emergency like this, the children need your help.
UNICEF is on the ground, helping provide water purification products, antibiotics, oral rehydration salts and school supplies. We are setting up health center and safe places for children to learn and play.
Please donate now to help children survive.
Any amount of donation will make a difference. With one-time donation of R500, you can help provide clean water.
Please help and donate today.