“We had lost everything” Isabel Joao’s family lost everything after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on March 15. “We were all at home when the cyclone struck,” she says. “It was very frightening. We were inside our house and huddled together. The two youngest children were screaming and crying.” “The next day we saw our house ...
Some 843 people were killed by Cyclone Idai. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced and in need of food, water and shelter. Caritas Mozambique and its global partners are providing support to affected families.
Trócaire (Caritas Ireland) and our partner agencies in the developing world are responding to the challenge of more extreme weather patterns. In order for our response to be as effective as possible, we need a better understanding of how climate variability interacts with poverty and vulnerability.
Gilbert Mavuka has lived in Chilijemalo village in Malawi since he was born forty years ago. Over the last decade he has seen dramatic changes in the weather with frequent floods and droughts, strange infestations of disease, and declines in his farm output.