In February 2013, AKDN and the Ismaili community delivered donated goods to support the victims of the floods that damaged the country in January 2013. We distributed 275,000 food products and 40,000 cooking utensils in Gaza Province. We distributed 27,264 school materials, 18,500 pharmaceutical products, 30 tonnes of rice, 12,000 clothing garments, 1,200 agricultural tools and 2,000 construction materials in the provinces of Gaza, Inhambane, Nampula, Zambezia and Cabo Delgado.
In April 2014, AKDN and the Ismaili community, through the Cabo Delgado provincial government, donated two motorcycle ambulances and several tonnes of seeds to support the flood victims in the districts of Pemba and Mocimboa da Praia.
In January 2015, AKDN, its agencies and the Ismaili community delivered 30 tonnes of rice to the victims of the floods that affected central and northern Mozambique in January.
In the aftermath of the tropical Cyclone Idai that severely hit Beira in March 2019, AKDN in coordination with the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi, Kenya, deployed a Rapid Emergency Medical Team. It was deployed in Sofala Province and brought 1.9 tons of emergency medical supplies and food. Together with the government and other humanitarian agencies, the team carried out a comprehensive assessment of emergency medical care needs. We diagnosed nearly 400 patients and provided emergency medical treatment to approximately 150 patients.
Meanwhile, the civil society Juntos! platform, supported by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), provided 55 tons of alimentary and hygienic survival kits to 1,000 affected families.
Shortly after the intense Cyclone Idai, the province of Cabo Delgado was struck by tropical Cyclone Kenneth. AKF’s response in the sectors of health, agriculture, civil society and early childhood development responded to immediate needs. It also aimed at long-term sustainability, tied to AKDN’s development activities.
In July 2020, the Portuguese Government joined AKDN in the donation of 100,000 reusable masks, 100,000 surgical masks and 5,000 medical gowns to those in need in Maputo Province. Making reusable masks available to the vulnerable free of charge provided them with greater protection from the pandemic, and maintained employment and public activity.
AKF has been supporting community education with COVID-19 prevention and awareness messages on digital communication and information platforms, in health units, in communities, schools and elsewhere. The agency has distributed personal protection material, such as face protection masks, water buckets, soap, disinfectants and thermometers.