MAPUTO, MARCH 10 – In response to the appeal by Mozambican authorities, namely the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is funding a € 200,000 humanitarian initiative on “Restoring access to school for children affected by cyclone Dineo in Inhambane”, to be implemented by UNICEF Mozambique.
According to the preliminary assessment carried out by the Government of Mozambique, after Dineo hit Mozambican coast affected more than 650,000 people, damaging 2,222 classrooms in 11 Districts in Inhambane and Gaza Provinces, hence hindering access to school to 207,000 students and 5,500 teachers.
The project will rehabilitate school infrastructures, severely hit by the following storms, by providing construction material, school kits for students as well as waterproof emergency tents, as to ensure the immediate restoration of educational activities and targeting approximately 6,000 pupils.
Finally, this intervention is part of the Flash Appeal framework, as recently issued by United Nations in response to Dineo cyclone, aimed at mobilizing $US 10.2 millions and at targeting 150,000 people during the next 3 months. (@OnuItalia)