“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.
Caritas Mozambique is importing 1,500 tarps that will go to Beira as soon as possible. Officials say 90 percent of Beira has been destroyed, a port city of half a million people.
The right to “life, survival and development”, to “education and health care”, to “participation” are all protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is commemorating its 26th anniversary.