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"The situation in Beira is really, really bad. It is very hard to describe how it is but let me try and paint a picture for you." - Joseph Kamara, World Vision's Regional Humanitarian Director

View Joseph's interview below:


Children are severely affected by the crisis which has exposed many of them to the risks of disease, hunger, injury and death. Some have been separated from families, and there are significant protection and safeguarding concerns.  The disaster is also keeping many children away from school. World Vision’s scoping team to the affected areas found genuine desperation amongst many displaced children and their families.

It's estimated that over 3,000 sq km/1,200 sq miles are currently flooded.

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World Vision emergency response teams on the ground supporting children and their families

World Vision emergency response teams on the ground supporting children and their families


Over the course of the coming weeks and months, we'll be working to reach the children and their families in the following ways: 

  • Distributing food and emergency shelter kids for tens of thousands of families and young children
  • Working to halt the spread of disease in partnership with local health workers
  • Setting up special spaces in evacuation camps where children can be cared for, monitored and receive basic psychological support and learning.
  • Establishing kitchens to ensure infants and young children are fed
  • Providing clean water, emergency toilets and places to wash
  • We’ll also be organising cash for work programmes where families will be given cash that they can spend, in return for work
  • Over the longer term World Vision will help survivors rebuild their lives, homes and local infrastructure to get children back into school

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