Faces and stories from Cyclone Idai

Over 129,000 children were affected by Cyclone Idai. With support from partners, UNICEF is working to assist children and families affected & alleviate their suffering.


 

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UNICEF Zimbabwe/2019/Dorothy Meck

Scaling up critical HIV interventions in Chimanimani District

There is no end to AIDS without responding to the needs of children, adolescents & women. With support from UNICEF, and funding from the Swedish Government, Africaid is now on the ground in Chimanimani to provide critical community and health facility-based prevention, treatment, care and support for HIV positive children and adolescents in the District.


 

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UNICEF Zimbabwe/2019/Dorothy Meck

Helping school children recover from Cyclone Idai

Fifty students, the headmaster and three teachers died when the Cyclone ravaged their village, located near Copa Growth Point - now considered the epicentre of the disaster. Some students were orphaned by the cyclone and many, like Brian, lost immediate family members and neighbours. In response, UNICEF has assisted in providing peer and learner support resource materials for teachers and work books for students to help them cope with the aftermath of the Cyclone Idai.


 

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UNICEF Zimbabwe/2019/Dorothy Meck

Faces and stories from Cyclone Idai: Prudence Story

Prudence  Perai and her families house which was  destroyed when Cyclone Idai struck the small rural town of Ngangu in Chimanimani.  Prudence recalls how her mother  assumed  it was a tractor passing by before their house was  split in two. She lost her  two  brothers , a sister and  cousin  in the devastation.


 

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UNICEF Zimbabwe/2019/Dorothy Meck

Faces and stories from Cyclone Idai: Tetenda & Evernice

Sisters Evernice,left, and Tatenda Mazhokoto's house was swept away when Cyclone Idai hit Coppa in Risitu Valley  Chimanimani. The  Mazhokoto sisters both lost their parents and can only point to where their home  used to be  in a sea of stones.


 

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UNICEF Zimbabwe/2019/Dorothy Meck

Faces and stories from Cyclone Idai: Chigere's Story

 Chigere, a cyclone idai survivor's house which was  destroyed when Cyclone Idai struck the small rural town of Ngangu in Chimanimani.  This is her story.


 

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UNICEF Zimbabwe/2019/Dorothy Meck

Faces and stories from Cyclone Idai: Sifelani's Story

Meet Sifelani, a Social worker working with Children affected by cyclone Idai. She works at Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), providing affected children with psychosocial support and a place to develop, play and learn in a safe environment.