Madagascar + 1 more

Southern Africa flood recovery continues

Southern Africa -- Recovery efforts continue following the four cyclones, heavy rains, and floods that struck several Southern African countries early this year, causing hundreds of thousands of people to lose their homes, belongings and crops. The devastating weather washed away one harvest and left the ground too soggy for the March-April planting, leaving people in need of basic food support until the next planting in September.
In Mozambique, CWS is providing locally purchased Rural Resettlement Kits (valued at $180 each), which are being distributed to some 6,000 families as they return home.

In Madagascar, CWS is providing 3,000 families with Housing Rehabilitation Kits and Rural Resettlement Kits, which are designed specifically for needs in that country.

Thus far, CWS has provided $793,000 for relief and recovery efforts in Mozambique, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe.

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