New partnership with Caritas International
Jesuit Missions UK is proud to announce a new partnership with Caritas International, which will operate in Mozambique. This new relationship will help over 70,000 people by supporting the most vulnerable communities and responding in the areas most critically affected by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in March.
A post-disaster government assessment of Cyclone Idai found that 2019 was the most devastating year in the recent history of Mozambique, in terms of human and physical impact, and geographical scale.
Mozambican government figures indicate that the death toll reached at least 648, with 1,700 people injured and 430,000 displaced. On top of that, 277,000 homes partially or completely destroyed by flooding.
The long-term recovery phase started July 2019, with a focus in the north and west of the country where the Church has extensive outreach. Activities supported by the Jesuit Missions Emergency Appeal includes assisting households in their transition to stable and more resilient livelihoods and living conditions.
These activities address three essential areas:
- Agriculture and livelihoods: seed and tools distribution, horticulture production support, irrigation, small livestock restocking.
- Sanitation: kitchen and hygiene kit distribution, clean water supply, improved latrines.
- Shelter: tarps and emergency shelter kit distribution, continued shelter construction and repairs.
We are keeping the people of Mozambique in our hearts and prayers.
Read about emergency support provided by Jesuit Missions in response to natural disasters caused by the changing climate and our Cyclone Idai appeal here.