Cyclone Idai Humanitarian Emergency Appeal

We urgently need your help to reach people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi who are worst affected by Cyclone Idai. Please give what you can today.

Cyclone Idai made landfall on Thursday 14th March and has caused widespread destruction across Southern Africa. Cyclone Idai has swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, leaving behind a trail destruction. Houses, roads and bridges have been ripped apart and agricultural land is completely submerged, an estimated 2.6 million people have been affected. More than 700 people are confirmed dead and 400,000 have lost their homes.

The devastation caused by Cyclone Idai becomes clearer each day. Crowded evacuation camps continue to fill up, and cholera and malaria are new, terrifying threats

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is working on the ground in three affected countries. Our staff are working in some of the most challenging conditions imaginable, with many areas only accessible by helicopter.

In Mozambique, we’ve already provided 5,500 people with kits including blankets and sleeping mats, mosquito nets to protect from malaria, buckets for storing water, and canvas and ropes to build shelters. We will also be using mobile water treatment plants to provide clean water and emergency toilets on a huge scale.

In Malawi, where thousands of people were already struggling with drought and poor crops, more than 700,000 have been affected by the cyclone. We’re planning to provide buckets and soap to protect from deadly disease, and preparing to deliver clean, safe water, emergency toilets and cash grants so people can buy food.

In Zimbabwe, 250,000 people have been affected by floods. We’re beginning to provide humanitarian assistance in Chimanimani, one of the worst affected areas.

Following an evaluation, our teams on the ground are preparing to provide food and nutritional treatment to malnourished children, water treatment kits, and shelters and hygiene kits to families who have lost their homes.

We are also planning to provide logistical support so that emergency responders are able to reach people with disabilities, older and vulnerable people.

We urgently need your help to reach people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi who are worst affected by Cyclone Idai. Please give what you can today.

We’ve launched our response, which will include relief items such as food, blankets, hygiene kits, water sterilising tablets, water containers, clothes and tents.

  • £10 could provide blankets to keep two families warm
  • £20 could provide a family with food for one month
  • £30 can buy life-saving hygiene kits to stop the spread of disease
  • £50 can help provide families with clean, safe water to drink
  • £100 could help build toilet and washing facilities for families who lost their homes
  • £150 can help build toilet and washing facilities for families made homeless.