For the 35,000 displaced, a safe space for children.
In January 2021, Cyclone Eloise devastated Sofala province in Mozambique. Heavy rains and flooding forced 20,000 people from their homes. This was the second major cyclone to hit in under two years.
Activities included dancing and art to help the children process their trauma. Many children initially drew boats and helicopters, related to rescue – a sign of stress – and received psychosocial support to help minimize the long-term impact of the emergency. The CFS also offered educational activities to minimize setbacks, and facilitators promoted hygiene and handwashing, vital during COVID-19.