Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai

Cyclone Idai and the subsequent flooding in the countries of southern Africa claimed hundreds of lives. The natural disaster destroyed houses, roads and crops, and deprived hundreds of thousands of people of their homes.

During the night of March 14th, Mozambique was hit by strong winds and torrential rains. Landslides occurred in the port city of Beira, and the two largest rivers, the Buzi and the Pungue, overflowed. They flooded entire villages, and destroyed houses and roads. Two days later, the same storm hit Zimbabwe and also raged in Malawi. The disaster also destroyed the crops of millions of people just before harvest.

According to the United Nations (UN), it was one of the worst storms southern Africa has experienced in decades. The UN claims the storm triggered a humanitarian crisis that affected about 2.5 million people.

Thanks to your donations, we have helped provide:

  • Food and drinking water
  • Shelters to live in
  • Seeds for sowing, to enable people to grow new crops



Why We Are Able to Be Effective with Our Help

We are a member of the international Integral Alliance, which is involved in humanitarian activities around the world. In this way, 23 members from 14 countries work in 85 places around the world. Thanks to coordination and knowledge of the situation in the given country, this aid is fast and effective.


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