Mozambique: Relief for island communities reeling from Cyclone Kenneth

  • In a coordinated response by the ICRC, IFRC and Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM), we assisted families who were affected by Cyclone Kenneth’s landfall in Cabo Delgado province in April 2019. We saw homes and buildings destroyed, trees strewn across the ground leaving little or nothing for the communities.
    CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Khatija Nxedlana
  • After a four hour boat ride from Pemba to Matemo Island, our dedicated Red Cross volunteers helped ferry the relief supplies from the boat onto the island. The supplies included tarpaulins, blankets and kitchen sets to assist 819 families affected by the floods.
    CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Khatija Nxedlana
  • Families collected their supplies after ICRC and IFRC staff as well as CVM volunteers explained what they were receiving.
    CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Khatija Nxedlana
  • “I am very grateful to receive items such as blankets and kitchen sets,” says Sadat Safino who lives on Matemo Island in Mozambique. Sadat is one of many people who lost everything when Cyclone Kenneth struck.
    CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Khatija Nxedlana
04 June 2019

Over one month ago, Cyclone Kenneth struck northern Mozambique, a country still reeling from the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai.

Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless and little remains in many communities where homes, schools, businesses and places of worship once stood.

In order to support communities reeling from the impact of Cyclone Kenneth in Cabo Delgado province, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is working with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Mozambique Red Cross Society (CVM) to provide assistance.