Regina Manuel Camuche is a mother of 3-yea-old twins. She and her husband have lived with their children in the Metuchira resettlement camp since the disastrous and destructive Cyclone Idai hit Sofala province, in Mozambique. The twins, Florência and Manuel can be fed and talk due to canker sores, attend Child-Friendly Space run by World Vision where they are able to participate in recreational activities, receive basic psychosocial support and informal learning activities along with other children who were affected by the natural disaster.
The twins had their mouths covered by thrush which was causing them to have high fevers and making their lives difficult. Regina Camuche said her children started suffering in June. They started crying inconsolably. Not knowing what to do, the parents began to seek help.
World Vision's child protection team provided help by sending the twins to the Metuchira hospital where they were diagnosed and treated. “Since we have no money, World Vision staff paid the medical bills and my two precious children can now live normal lives again,” says Regina.
Today, the boys are very active. Their parents did not hide their gratitude for the support they received. “World Vision really helped. As you can see, all the wounds they had have been healed,” concluded Regina.
In Nhamatanda district, World Vision is working on Child Protection through four centers. The Metuchira Center supports an average of 532 children between the ages of 3 and 17 a day. These children are then subdivided into three groups. From 3 to 5 years old; 6 to 10 years old and 11 to 17 years old.
Helping sick children, survivors from Cyclone Idai, is a way of assuring and looking after well-being for every child, especially those who are most vulnerable
World Vision has set up Child-Friendly Spaces in three provinces (Sofala, Manica and Zambezla) that were devastated by Cyclone Idai. To date, more than 9,500 children have received support and been kept safe in these areas across the country.