Mozambique Flooding Update

After months of unremitting rain in the province, our IRIS Global international base, Pemba, Mozambique is now experiencing the worst flooding in the last 10 years. Our experienced staff have never seen so much flooding and devastation in that area before. All IRIS staff and children under our direct care are safe and sound, but the villages surround our base is suffering beyond repair. Village mud huts are collapsing after weakened foundations and lives have been lost. Thousands in our area are exposed to the elements and having no places to stay.

We are opening our Village of Joy facilities for emergency relief shelters for all who are in need. We are providing food and basic necessities for the children, widows, and those without a safe, dry place to stay. Medical care will be provided for those sick and hurting at our on base medical facility.

Once the rain stops, we will start a local re-roofing project and install steel roofs to replace leaky straw roofs that can’t withstand torrential rains. Widows and children in our area will have a safe and dry shelter to stay for many seasons to come. We estimate that £300 can provide shelter for a family and keep them dry. Pray and believe that we can rebuild homes for those in need.

PLEASE PRAY:

For all those affected by this flooding and the surrounding villages under water

For the IRIS Relief team as we feed, pray, and care for those living at our temporary relief shelters

Food and shelter for those whose homes have been destroyed

Houses for our workers and volunteers

Land Cruiser trucks with snorkels to reach the flooded zones

Materials for repairing other damages from the floods

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