From Cyclone to Food Crisis: Ensuring the needs of women and girls are prioritized in the Cyclone Idai and Kenneth responses

After the double tragedy and devastation of Cyclone Idai in March 2019 and Cyclone Kenneth six weeks later, the people of Mozambique now face yet another crisis: a food security crisis.

At least 433,056 households have had their land and crops partially or totally destroyed. COSACA – the humanitarian agencies group consisting of Oxfam, CARE and Save the Children – are concerned that current food insecurity is just a prelude to spiraling levels of hunger. Funding is urgently needed for emergency food assistance and support to help affected women, men, and children to rebuild their lives.

Published 2019-07-12