A year since Cyclone Idai hit the region, survivors of the disaster have called on the government and other stakeholders to expedite their relocation from the camps to permanent new homes so they can move on with life and be safe from the covid-19 pandemic.
In an interview, Garikai Camp Chairperson Kelvin Charamba said they were promised that the homes would be ready in six months but a year on they are still in the camps and struggling with the weather conditions.
Inhabitants at the camp said they are struggling to fend for their families because they fear the covid-19 pandemic. They appealed for food assistance.They also called on authorities to communicate better with them as they are relying on hearsay on the progress of resettlement plans.
Intense Tropical Cyclone Idai was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere. The cyclone caused catastrophic damage, and a humanitarian crisis in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi leaving more than 1,300 people dead and many more missing.