Cyclone Idai Emergency Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Non-Food Items (NFI) response to most affected

Contract partner: CARE Österreich, Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und humanitäre Hilfe Country: Mosambik Funding amount: € 500.000,00 Project start: 01.05.2019 End: 30.04.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

To minimize the impact of cyclone Idai on most vulnerable and affected women, girls, men, boys including the elderly and those living with disabilities through increased access to life saving items, appropriate and gender-sensitive sanitation facilities and knowledge on hygiene and gender protection

Expected results

. Targeted cyclone affected highly vulnerable households have improved their access to life saving Non-Food Items (NFIs) supporting their return or exit from temporary sites

2. Targeted cyclone affected school children and health center's patients have improved access to sanitation and hygiene facilities and limit their exposure to waterborne diseases through appropriate knowledge on hygiene practices

3. Targeted cyclone affected school girls and women health patients have access to dedicated spaces and services to manage their hygiene in a protected environment


Target group / Beneficiaries

a) Target group:

The project will directly benefit 14 545 displaced and cyclone affected people of Sofala province:

- 3 675 highly vulnerable displaced people receiving lifesaving items to facilitate their return or exit from transit sites

- 5 000 school children and 60 education workers with improved access to sanitation and hygiene facilities and knowledge decreasing their exposure to waterborne diseases and

- 5 760 health patients and 50 health workers with improved access to sanitation and hygiene facilities and knowledge decreasing their exposure to waterborne diseases .

The project will indirectly benefit the families of beneficiaries receiving hygiene and protection sensitization messaging reaching an estimated total of 43 040 people.

b) Implementing Partners of the Applicant: CARE International in Mozambique

c) Exact Location : Mozambique, Sofala province, districts of Beira (Beiro Nhangau in Beira city), Dondo (Beiro Samora Machel, Mutua and Mafambisse in Dondo city), Buzi (Gwara Gwara community) and Nhamatanda (Tica, Siluvo and Matenga communities)



Result 1.1: 1.Identify highly vulnerable households (HH) in transit shelters/2. Distribute Family kits to identified HH/3. Monitor of targeted HH return or exit from transit site/4. Post distribution monitoring

Result 2.1: 1.Identify priority schools in coordination with Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) cluster and authorities/2. Bill of Quantity of latrines and handwashing stations rehabilitation/3. Consult women and girls on the design of the facilities/ 4. Contract local construction company for rehabilitation work and desludging of latrines/5. Supervise work sites/6. Train hygiene promotion staff and community mobilisers on hygiene promotion approaches and gender awareness sensitization

Result 2.2: 1.Conduct Gender Based Violence risk assessment in target schools and Health facilities/2. Train education and health workers on hygiene promotion and gender protection issues/3. Distribute gender specific sanitation supplies and cleaning materials for latrines maintenance/4. Distribute Menstrual Hygiene Management Material kits/5. Demonstration of hygiene awareness and gender protection sessions done by education and health workers.



On 14 March 2019, category 3 cyclone Idai hit the coast of Mozambique, with sustained maximum winds of 210km/h moving through Sofala and Manica provinces towards Zimbabwe. Estimates indicate 1.85 million people have been affected by the cyclone and 600,000 need humanitarian assistance, though the full extent of the damage caused by Cyclone Idai’s landfall and related torrential rains and floods is not yet known. The UN and NGOs have prioritized the most time-critical life-saving activities in the education, health, WASH, food security, protection and nutrition sectors. Over 140 000 people were displaced after the cyclone passage and impact on houses, infrastructures (schools, health centers, roads…), water and sanitation facilities, land is substantial. As a result of the cyclone there is a lack of basic services or household materials. This poses extraordinary risks as an outbreak of cholera has spread (over 2,500 cases as of April 6th and 5 deaths) and other waterborne diseases are on the rise. Provision of basic Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services are therefore vital to ensuring community health, mitigating cholera, malaria and dengue and promote the dignity of most vulnerable.

project number 2544-00/2019
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
tied 0
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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