Lutheran World Relief, in partnership with IMA World Health, are responding to the devastation.
We will be responding to the devastation in Chipinge and Chimanimani in partnership with local organizations in Zimbabwe.
So far, we have committed $80,000 to an initial response that will focus on temporary shelter, essential household items, and community water filters. We will work to reach 300 households with immediate support. We are also working with local churches to set up programs to help families cope with the trauma of losing their homes and being displaced by the cyclone.
Additionally, we are working with partners World Help and Smile for Africa to distribute Baby Care Kits, School Kits and Personal Care Kits to families in Chipinge and Chimanimani.
We have sent more than 2,000 School Kits to Mozambique that will be distributed in partnership with Save the Children and Airlink in child-friendly spaces and temporary camps.
For the long term, we are exploring options to support the affected population with cash transfer and livelihood recovery programs, in collaboration with local organizations.