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April 2, 2019 11:09 am

IsraAID Provides Relief to Mozambique, Recovering Slowly From Cyclone Idai

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Cyclone Idai killed at least 746 people and displaced at least 141,000 others in Mozambique. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.org – The Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID has been providing life-saving emergency support in Mozambique, after 746 people died in the region due to Cyclone Idai, the organization announced on Monday.

The aid group has provided assistance in the medical, water, protection and education sectors.

Some 141,000 are currently displaced from their homes in Mozambique, with more than 143,000 children unable to attend school.

IsraAID has distributed household water-filtration systems to provide safe water access for hundreds of families whose only water source is a shallow pool of groundwater.

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The organization has also facilitated training for teachers and educational psychologists, as teachers and students return to school. It will provide volunteers with tools to care for themselves and support the people they are assisting as they recover from the natural disaster.

Cyclone Idai has been regarded as one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere as a whole.

According to the World Food Programme, preliminary projections indicate that at least 1.7 million people were affected in the direct path of the cyclone in Mozambique, with a further 920,000 in Malawi.

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