Help Children Left Homeless in Mozambique by Cyclone Dineo.
SOS Children’s Villages South Africa responds to the needs of children after tropical storm hits Mozambique.
On 15th and 16th February 2017 tropical cyclone DINEO made landfall on Southern Mozambique’s Coast bringing with it severe winds. The cities and villages were hardest hit. Roofs of houses, schools and hospital lying on the path of the Cyclone were blown out. The Provincial Government of Inhambane estimates that about 653,000 people have been affected overall. In Inhambane, the death toll reported is seven of which three are children.
There are six SOS Villages in Mozambique, where about 800 orphaned, abandoned and other vulnerable children are growing up. One of the SOS Villages, located in the town of Inhambane, a low-lying city on the Indian Ocean, was significantly affected by flooding, landfalls and power outages caused by the storm. None of the 124 children at the SOS Village in Inhambane were injured during the storm and they were evacuated to safer location. The other five SOS Villages were not immediately affected.
Simao Chatepa, Programme Director for SOS Children’s Villages in Mozambique, reported that nearly all of the 15 homes at the SOS Village in Inhambane were heavily damaged by powerful winds and rain.
We urge for your support in aid of the affected households by the natural disaster. Your donation would go towards tarpaulins and food assistance for the 124 children at Inhambane Children’s Village who have lost shelter, security and basic.