In Mozambique climate change is increasing the severity of natural disasters, weakening already vulnerable infrastructure and threatening to leave millions of low-income residents of cities without access to water and sanitation.
This was the case in 2019 when Cyclone Idai hit the city of Beira, destroying much of the city’s water network and over 11,000 homes. This left many poor residents displaced, without clean water and safe sanitation.
WSUP has worked with utilities, community groups and local government in Beira to help residents recover from the cyclone and to improve the long-term climate resilience of the city.
By reducing water losses, promoting safe waste disposal and encouraging good hygiene practices we can limit the impact of future natural disasters and ensure all low-income residents in the city have sustainable water and sanitation services.
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WSUP’s work in Beira is supported by Borealis, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and a foundation that wishes to remain anonymous.