Food distribution in Búzi District: Antónia’s story
To mitigate the suffering of children and people with disabilities in Búzi district, Light for the World in partnership with UNICEF, with financial support from the Government of Norway, distributed shelter kits.
Búzi, SOFALA – "When the cyclone hit my village, I was on the road. I was rescued by boat and evacuated to Guara-Guara and started living in the resettlement centre. Because of my physical disability I was worried about how I was going to make it, thank God I was saved and now everything is fine," said Antonia Brito, a 49-year-old disabled woman from Buzi district.
When cyclone Idai hit Antonia's village, she was evacuated to Guara-Guara where she lived in a resettlement centre. Two years later, Antonia and the people living in the Guara-Guara resettlement centre experienced the same situation again due to storm Chalane and cyclone Eloise, which destroyed several tents and houses in the resettlement centre of Guara-Guara, in Nharongue and Bándua respectively, affecting thousands of people with disabilities. Both adults and children with disabilities found it difficult to call for help, to find refuge in safe areas or to grasp how serious the situation was.
To mitigate the suffering of children and people with disabilities in Búzi district, Light for the World in partnership with UNICEF, with financial support from the Government of Norway, distributed shelter kits such as blankets, mosquito nets, soap bars, buckets and protective masks to people from Vila do Búzi, Bándua, Nhorongue, Guara-Guara and the resettlement centres in Bándua and Nhanrongué.