Disaster risk reduction, emergency relief and reconstruction

The Mariri maternity ward has been without a roof since the hurricane season of 2019, so the rooms for patients are covered in mould and the place is dilapidated.
Mariri maternity hospital without a roof since the hurricanes of 2019 © Embassy of Switzerland in Mozambique

Emergency relief means saving lives alleviating suffering, and ensuring survival. Damage is repaired as rapidly as possible, and additional emergency measures are taken to help the victims survive. The next step is to re-establish basic supplies and services and to support the afflicted population in the task of reconstruction.