Food distribution continues to reach villages that were previously inaccessible with some cyclone victims receiving food hampers for the first time.
For Sekuru Kenneth Mkwayo from Utseya village in Chimanimani who lost his houses and belongings due to Cyclone Idai, receiving food aid for the first time following the disaster has made him temporarily forget the problem that his family is facing.
Having worked and built his houses and wealth, the dawn of Cyclone Idai’ s first day strike left him homeless and poor.
Sekuru Mkwayo almost broke into tears after receiving food aid.
“After having lost almost all my hard earned belongings, I am truly grateful for receiving this assistance from government,” said sekuru Mkwayo
Sekuru Mkwayo is not the only one who eagerly waited for government assistance but is among a number of individuals who expressed appreciation for receiving the much needed support.
“The relief assistance comes at a time when we were about to die of hunger. We are very happy to receive the timely assistance,” says villagers fallen victim to the cyclone.
Food aid and other provisions are now being distributed to all affected villages in Chimanimani with light aircrafts and helicopters distributing provisions to areas that still cannot be accessed by road.