Food Drop

Deployment Drawing to a Close, but Needs are Still Plentiful

6 April, 2019 (We apologize for the lack of updates over the last few days. Our editors have been pulled into other responsibilities. We will try to get missing posts up as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.) Three weeks ago the tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira City, in central Mozambique. Much of the initial relief …

Clinic in Buvi District

New Ground, New Partners

3 April, 2019 Today saw the team once again split into multiple subteams. One of these smaller teams was assigned to a new area, one that has still not seen any aid since the cyclone hit almost three weeks ago. They were flown by Mercy Air to a town in the Buvi district, approximately 60 km (36 mi) from Beira. …

The full team

Hurry Up and Wait

(All is chaos, and that means all is normal) 2 April, 2019 Our team has continued hard in their work. Most days they are split into smaller functional teams, working in different areas on a multitude of tasks. Often they are brought to areas where the need exceeds their, and the overall response‚Äôs ability to keep up. They are putting …

Survivors waiting for help

Finding Our Place

31 March, 2019 Yesterday and today our team was able to settle in to the work in the Nhamatanda district. Between the two days our doctors, with help from our other medical workers, were able to treat approximately 200 patients as other team members cared for many of the local children. We are one of 2 teams assigned to this …

Team with Helicopter

Here, There and Everywhere

30 March 2019 With not much communication Thursday, Friday has proven to be quite different. Our team has made strong contact with helicopter pilots from the South African Army. This has enabled our team to get into regions still unreached and to also provide supplies to clinics and posts that have run out or had their stocks damaged. Even so, …

Beira Damage

Final Prep and Rising Dangers

28 March, 2019 The entire team has arrived in Beira and are waiting for a few pieces of luggage which should be along shortly. Three members of the team, including a Portuguese-speaking trauma doctor, were sent out as a scouting team into an unassessed region. They were able to visit five medical clinics, but another six were still inaccessible. The …