NRS Relief activates Rapid Response Strategy for Cyclone Idai, continues to respond to clients’ requests
Emergency shelters spotted being set up in various fields to serve as temporary homes, classrooms or cholera treatment centers
One month after Cyclone Idai swept through Mozambique and its neighboring countries, the cost and impact of the devastation continues to rise as hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter. A cholera outbreak was also declared in Mozambique on 27 March, and there are rising numbers of malaria cases. To date, Cyclone Idai has displaced a total of 3 million people, making it one of the deadliest storms on record in southern Africa.
Activating our Rapid Response Strategy
As the death toll and displacement figures keep growing, so does the need for an immediate and urgent response. At NRS Relief, we are activating our holistic ‘Rapid Response Strategy’ approach so that international organizations and local authorities get the required emergency relief supplies as quickly as possible.
Meeting with key responders in Africa
Our colleague Charbel Matar, Business Development & Sales Manager for MENA and Africa, recently traveled to Africa to personally meet with key responders and learn more about the full-scale devastation and help assess the beneficiaries’ real needs.
Offering our water containers and multipurpose tents to combat cholera
Our staff is working tirelessly to accommodate various stock and quotation requests from our customers who are responding to the crisis. In particular, we offer our life-saving water containers to enable the affected populations in Mozambique to store water safely, and our multipurpose tents which can serve as treatment centers for cholera patients.
As a trusted supplier of emergency shelters and core relief items, we aim to enable humanitarian organizations to efficiently receive and distribute vital aid to the affected communities. We believe it is our responsibility to share the message that quality means appropriate assistance and effective response.
Family and multipurpose tents spotted in camps
In a post shared by a client, we saw our Huggy 72 Tent in Beira being set up as a temporary school for children affected by Cyclone Idai. Designed to act as temporary schools in emergency situations, the tent’s high ceilings, oversized windows and great ventilation make it a great classroom.
Many children affected by #cyclone #idai in #mozambique will have seen terrible things – they lost their home, they may have lost loved ones. In Beira we’re setting up safe places where they can play, learn, socialise and feel like a child again. A first step towards recovery. pic.twitter.com/uP0Un67wgt
— Rik Goverde (@RikGoverde) March 31, 2019
The Samaritan’s Purse emergency field hospital set-up in Buzi, Mozambique. pic.twitter.com/8AjiG1bJVX
— Eric Kohout (@EricKohout) April 5, 2019
In a separate video, we witnessed how our Huggy multipurpose tents are being used to serve as cholera treatment centers in Mozambique:
Video courtesy of TRT World on YouTube
Furthermore, the Viva family tents which we supplied to our client Emirates Red Crescent have arrived in Zimbabwe to serve as temporary homes for those affected by the mega storm.
Video courtesy of Emirates Red Crescent on Facebook
Contact us now
If you wish to receive our stock report detailing the shelter and non-food items that are ready for immediate deployment, please contact email@example.com. As the goods will be mobilized, we will make sure to replenish our emergency warehouses and promptly accommodate the requirements of our customers worldwide.
Cholera outbreak in Mozambique: NRS Relief’s WASH and tent products are available for immediate dispatch NRS International ready to provide relief supplies to clients responding to Cyclone Idai aftermath